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COVID-19 in McLean County for 9-17-21 - new cases:72; total confirmed cases:21,482; deaths:252; recovered:20,679; hospitalized:26; home isolation:525; gender percentage:female-53%/male-47%; age ranges - 0-11:1,769; 12-17:1,519; 18:700; 19:852; 20s:5,596; 30s:2,900; 40s:2,628; 50s:2,382; 60s:1,663; 70s:841; 80s:428; 90s:195; 100+:9. Cases by race - White:13,422; Black:2,053; Asian:376; other:990; unknown:4,598; American Indian or Alaskan Native:27; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:16. Cases by ethnicity - Hispanic or Latinx:1,383; Non-Hispanic or Latinx:14,801; unknown:5,298. Deaths by age - 30's:7; 40's:4; 50's:12; 60's:38; 70's:50; 80's:78; 90's:60; 100+:3; Total:252. Information is current as of 9/17/2021. The provisional 7 day rolling positivity rate is 3.6% (↑) as of 9/16/2021.
McLean Co COVID Update: 09-17-2021
McLean County Health Department is reporting 72 new cases of COVID-19, bringing our total of probable and confirmed cases to 21,482.
At this time, 525 individuals are isolating at home. We are reporting 20,679 individuals have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.
More than 468,500 tests have been resulted for a cumulative positivity rate of 4.6%. The rolling 7-day positivity rate is 3.6% through 09/16/2021.
Twenty-six McLean County residents are reported to be hospitalized due to COVID-19. It is important to remember that this number does not represent all persons currently hospitalized for COVID-19 or for other treatment and care. Our local hospitals provide care for individuals from outside our county, and McLean County residents may receive care outside of our county. McLean County hospitals are reporting 77% of ICU beds in use, 86% of total beds in use. The total number of patients hospitalized for COVID at McLean County hospitals is 29.
COVID-related deaths are not reported out on the same day they occur. It may take days or even weeks to receive an official death certificate and cause of death. There have been 252 COVID-related deaths reported in McLean County. This includes one additional reported death since yesterday: a female in her 50s, not associated with long-term care.
According to the CDC Data Tracker CDC COVID Data Tracker McLean County is currently experiencing high community transmission based on the 7-day moving average of new cases per 100,000 (272.86 per 100,000) of COVID-19 (data as of late Wednesday, September 15, 2021).
Approximately 183,603 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in McLean County and 53.32% of the population are fully vaccinated. 54.29% of Illinois residents are fully vaccinated. The IDPH has created a dashboard on their website to track vaccine delivered and administered in the state: https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=McLean.
Fully vaccinated residents by age category are as follows:
Age 12-17 = 54.89%
Age 18-64 = 57.34%
Age 65+ = 89.54%
Upcoming MCHD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics:
The MCHD has added three COVID-19 vaccine clinics for the month of September, starting this week, as follows:
- Thursday, 9/23 from 10am-3pm at Grossinger Motors Arena
- Thursday, 9/30 from 10am-3pm at Grossinger Motors Arena
The MCHD will offer first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine and the authorized third dose to those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and meet the strict CDC clinical criteria to receive an additional dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine (does not apply to Johnson & Johnson vaccine).
Walk-ins for mass vaccination clinics are welcome, but pre-registration is strongly recommended if you require or prefer a specific type of vaccine to ensure its availability during your time slot. You may pre-register by going online at https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/790/COVID-19-Vaccine or by calling the MCHD COVID-19 Call Center Mon-Fri 9am-4pm at (309) 888-5600.
It has never been easier to get vaccinated for COVID-19. There are many other options available in our community. To search for other vaccine locations available near you visit https://www.vaccines.gov/.
What is a Coronavirus?
The Illinois Department of Public Health, local health departments, and public health partners throughout Illinois, and federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus called COVID-19 that was first identified in December 2019 during an outbreak in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, including the United States, since it was detected and was declared a public health emergency for the U.S. on January 31, 2020 to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to the threat. The World Health Organization announced March 11, 2020 that the spread of coronavirus qualifies as a global pandemic.
Enfermedad de Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Los virus de Corona son una familia grande de virus, algunos causan enfermedad en personas, y otros circulan entre animales, incluyendo camellos, gatos, y murciélagos. Rara vez los virus de corona en animales se desarrollanda y infectan a personas y propagan entre personas.
El coronavirus en ser humanos son común por todo el mundo y normalmente causa enfermedad leve a moderado en personas por todo el mundo. Sin embargo, la aparición de nuevo virus de corona, como
SARS (por sus siglas en inglés) y MERS (por sus siglas en inglés), han sido asociado con enfermedad respiratorio severo.
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There are ongoing investigations to learn more. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reserved the right for each state to determine whether to release patient information regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The McLean County Health Department is following the guidance set by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and will not be providing information about patients under investigation for coronavirus:
“Public health officials are working with medical providers to quickly identify individuals who may need further assessment and possible testing. We (IDPH) understand there is a lot of interest with this, but we are still learning about this novel virus and this is a very fluid situation where numbers will change and may not reflect the level of risk to the general public, which at this time remains low. If that changes or if there are additional confirmed cases, we will make sure to share information as soon as we have it.”
For the latest information from IDPH, please visit: IDPH Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page