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Illinois State junior Alexis Gilmore receives her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a vaccine clinic in the Circus Room at Illinois State University.

The McLean County Health Department is reporting one new death related to COVID-19, bringing the total deaths in McLean County to 256.

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

MCHD has also reported 59 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 21,852.

Currently, 432 individuals are isolating at home. A total of 21,133 individuals have completed isolation and are considered recovered.

There are 31 McLean County residents hospitalized, and 30 total patients hospitalized in McLean County hospitals for COVID-19. McLean County hospitals are reporting 96% of Intensive Care Unit beds in use and 96% of total beds in use.

Over 485,100 tests have resulted in a cumulative positivity rate of 4.5%, and the rolling seven-day positivity rate through Thursday is 2.9%.

McLean County is experiencing high community transmission based on the seven-day moving average of 238.46 cases per 100,000 individuals as of Thursday's data.

About 184,956 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in McLean County. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported that 53.79% of McLean County is fully vaccinated, and 54.84% of all Illinois residents are fully vaccinated.

The IDPH is reporting that 55.60% of individuals between ages 12 to 17, 57.93% of individuals between ages 18 to 64 and 89.77% of individuals ages 65 and older are fully vaccinated.

The MCHD has added a vaccination clinic to this month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 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 emurba1@ilstu.edu. Follow Urban on Twitter at @eliizabethurban.


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