Illinois State Freshman receives his first dose of the Johnson & Johnson at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Illinois State University.

The McLean County Health Department is reporting 98 new COVID-19 cases since Friday. The total cases are 22,586.

Two hundred and eighty people are isolating at home, and 22,015 people have been released from isolation.

Over 522,200 tests have been resulted making the cumulative positivity rate 4.3% and the rolling seven-day positivity rate 2.2% through Sunday.

Due to COVID-19, 27 McLean County residents are hospitalized, and 26 patients are being hospitalized in McLean County hospitals for COVID-19. Currently, 81% of ICU beds are in use, and 88% of total beds are in use.

A total of 263 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred in McLean County.

Based on the seven-day moving average of COVID-19 cases, McLean County is experiencing high community transmission given its 169.66 cases per 100,000 people.

There have been 188,924 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in McLean County, making 54.54% of the population fully vaccinated. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that 55.80% of Illinois residents are vaccinated as of Friday’s data.

The Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention recommends Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots for certain populations. Currently, there is no guidance for boosters of Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, and the CDC recommends booster shots match the original mRNA of the vaccine people initially received.

The MCHD is offering three upcoming vaccine clinics for individuals needing their first or second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Walk-ins are accepted but pre-registration is highly encouraged.

People can register through the MCHD website or call the call center at (309) 888-5600 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are also numerous vaccine clinics in the surrounding area of Bloomington-Normal for citizens needing a vaccine. 

JORDAN MEAD is News Editor for The Vidette. Contact her at Follow Mead on Twitter at @meadjordan19 

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