Illinois State senior Bella Jamiolkowski receives her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine Students wait at a vaccine clinic in the Circus Room at Illinois State University.

The McLean County Health Department is reporting 35 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths since Wednesday.

The total cases are 22,699. There are 277 individuals isolating at home, and 22,138 individuals have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.

The deaths include one female in her 40s who is not associated with long-term care and one male in his 70s who is associated with long-term care. There have been 267 total COVID-19 related deaths. 

Seventeen McLean County residents are hospitalized. A total of 28 patients in McLean County hospitals are being treated for COVID-19.

Currently in McLean County hospitals, 73% of ICU beds are in use and 96% of total beds are in use.

Over 527,500 tests have been resulted, making the cumulative positivity rate 4.3% and the rolling seven-day positivity rate 2.2% through Wednesday.  

McLean County is continuing to experience high community transmission based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data which reports the seven-day moving average is 156.25 cases per 100,000 people.

There have been 190,357 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in McLean County, making 54.85% of the population fully vaccinated. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that 56.07% of Illinois residents are vaccinated.

MCHD is offering five 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. More vaccine clinics near the Bloomington-Normal area can be found online.

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

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