CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Data Graphic 09-20 - confirmed cases - deaths - ages - gender

COVID-19 in McLean County - new cases:43; total confirmed cases:3,147; deaths:19; recovered:2,552; hospitalized:7; home isolation:569; gender percentage:female-53%/male-47%; age ranges - <1:8; 1-17:216; 18:198; 19:332; 20s:1,415; 30s:265; 40s:241; 50s:216; 60s:138; 70s:76; 80s:29; 90s:7; 100+:0. Cases by race - White:1,426; Black:232; Asian:38; other:101; unknown:1,346; American Indian or Alaskan Native:2; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:2. Cases by ethnicity - Hispanic or Latinx:197; Non-Hispanic or Latinx:1,612; unknown:1,338. Information is current as of 9/20/2020. The provisional 7 day rolling positivity rate is 4.1% as of 9/19/2020.

(9/18) McLean County Health Department is reporting 50 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing our total to 3,075 cases. At this time 1,238 individuals are isolating at home. Seven individuals are currently hospitalized, with one those in Intensive Care. There are 1,811 individuals that have been released from isolation and are considered recovered. There have been 19 COVID-related deaths in McLean County. Over 64,600 tests have been resulted for a cumulative positivity rate of 4.8%. The rolling 7-day positivity rate is 5.0% through 9/17/2020. 

We have seen our 7-day positivity rate decrease from 9.4% on September 11 to 5.0%, and there has been a downward trend in the total number of newly reported cases this last week. However, we are seeing community spread of the virus across all age ranges and have added 273 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days.

The age breakdowns for the new cases reported between 9/12 and 9/18:

<1 - 2 • 1-17 - 41 • 18-19 - 33 • 20s - 75 • 30s - 38 • 40s - 27 • 50s - 27 • 60s - 17 • 70s - 8 • 80s - 3 • 90s - 2

We continue to monitor the data indicators from the county level metrics, which will be updated weekly on Friday afternoons and are based on data from Sunday to Saturday of the previous week. The metrics can be found on the IDPH website https://dph.illinois.gov under County Metrics.

We are approaching the six-month mark from McLean County’s first confirmed positive COVID-19 case in March. We understand that this has been a trying and difficult time, and many are experiencing ‘COVID Fatigue’, but the fight against this virus will be a marathon not a sprint.  We ask everyone to remain dedicated and continue to embrace best practices. Washing our hands, watching our distance, wearing our face coverings, and cooperating with isolation and quarantine are simple things we can all do to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and keep our community safe and healthy. Stay strong. Stay safe. Stay vigilant. Now is an opportunity for us as a community to continue in a positive trajectory and not lose any progress we have made over the last two weeks.

McLean County Cases by Zip Code

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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.

https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/symptoms-treatment#tab-0-0 

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.

https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/symptoms-treatment#tab-0-1 

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IDPH Response

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