A dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is injected into the arm of an Illinois State University student at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at ISU. Beginning Sept. 5, the new COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate will be in effect for all individuals in Illinois.

The McLean County Health Department is reporting one new death related to COVID-19, bringing the total deaths in McLean County to 257.

The deceased was one male in his 60s who was not associated with long-term care.

MCHD has also reported 124 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 21,976.

There were 56 cases reported on Friday, 30 cases reported on Saturday and 38 cases reported on Sunday.

Currently, 385 individuals are isolating at home. A total of 21,308 individuals have completed isolation and are considered recovered.

There are 26 McLean County residents hospitalized, and 30 total patients hospitalized in McLean County hospitals for COVID-19. McLean County hospitals are reporting 92% of Intensive Care Unit beds in use and 96% of total beds in use.

Over 490,200 tests have resulted in a cumulative positivity rate of 4.5%, and the rolling seven-day positivity rate through Sunday is 2.5%.

McLean County is experiencing high community transmission based on the seven-day moving average of 228.55 cases per 100,000 individuals as of Saturday's data.

About 185,645 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in McLean County. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported that 53.95% of McLean County is fully vaccinated, and 55.06% of all Illinois residents are fully vaccinated.

The IDPH is reporting that 55.87% of individuals between ages 12 to 17, 58.14% of individuals between ages 18 to 64 and 89.83% of individuals ages 65 and older are fully vaccinated.

The MCHD has added two vaccination clinics from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 7 at Grossinger Motors Arena.

The MCHD call center is open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule vaccine appointments. Call (309) 888-5600 to schedule an appointment or find a nearby vaccination clinic online.

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

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