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Luke Kubler, an athletic trainer, lifts up his sleeve to receive his first does of the Moderna vaccine.

The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) is reporting 104 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 24,627.

There have been 557 cases since Nov. 17. Of those cases, 125 were reported in children ages 0 to 11.

Currently, 585 individuals are isolating at home. A total of 23,739 individuals have completed isolation and are considered recovered.

There are 19 McLean County residents hospitalized, and 26 total patients hospitalized in McLean County hospitals for COVID-19. McLean County hospitals are reporting 88% of intensive care unit beds in use and 97% of total beds in use.

Over 608,100 tests have resulted in a cumulative positivity rate of 4.0%, and the rolling seven-day positivity rate through Tuesday is 4.2%.

McLean County is experiencing high community transmission based on the seven-day moving average of 289.18 cases per 100,000 individuals as of Monday's data.

About 216,089 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in McLean County. Of McLean County, 55.96% of the population is fully vaccinated and 57.68% of all Illinois residents are fully vaccinated.

In McLean County, 59.44% of individuals ages 12 to 17, 60.56% of individuals ages 18 to 64 and 91.08% of individuals ages 65 and older are fully vaccinated.

MCHD has added five vaccination clinics. For those ages 5 to 11, clinics will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at Grossinger Motors Arena. For those ages 12 and older, clinics will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at Grossinger Motors Arena.

Children ages 5 to 11 must have their appointment scheduled ahead of time by calling MCHD call center at (309) 888-5600. The call center will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

MCHD call center is open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule vaccine appointments. Those interested can call to schedule an appointment or find a nearby vaccination clinic online.

They are also offering COVID-19 booster shots of all three vaccines. Individuals should check the CDC's website to see if they are eligible for a booster shot.

ELIZABETH URBAN is News Editor for The Vidette. Urban can be contacted at emurba1@ilstu.edu. Follow Urban on Twitter at @eliizabethurban.  


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