CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Data Graphic 01-21-22 - confirmed cases - deaths - ages - gender

COVID-19 in McLean County for 1-21-22 - new cases:464; total confirmed cases:44,324; deaths:329; recovered:40,073; hospitalized:57; home isolation:2,865; gender percentage:female-52%/male-48%; age ranges - 0-11:5,524; 12-17:3,703; 18:1,102; 19:1,292; 20s:10,234; 30s:6,390; 40s:5,520; 50s:4,446; 60s:2,875; 70s:1,320; 80s:646; 90s:260; 100+:12. Cases by race - White:26,979; Black:4,510; Asian:844; other:1,981; unknown:8,889; American Indian or Alaskan Native:82; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:39. Cases by ethnicity - Hispanic or Latinx:2,576; Non-Hispanic or Latinx:30,679; unknown:10,069. Deaths by age - 20’s:2; 30's:9; 40's:8; 50's:18; 60's:56; 70's:77; 80's:85; 90's:70; 100+:4; Total:329. Information is current as of 1/21/2022. The provisional 7 day rolling positivity rate is 14.0% (↓) as of 1/20/2022.

McLean County COVID-19 Update: 1-21-2022 

McLean County Health Department is reporting 464 new cases, bringing our total of probable and confirmed cases to 43,324.

At this time, 2,865 individuals are isolating at home. We are reporting 40,073 positive cases have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.

Fifty-seven 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 89% of ICU beds in use, 92% of total beds in use. The total number of patients hospitalized for COVID at McLean County hospitals is 53.

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 329 COVID-related deaths reported in McLean County. This includes three additional COVID-related deaths: 3 females, one in her 30s, one and her 70s, and one in her 80s. None are associated with long-term care.

More than 783,500 tests have been resulted for a cumulative positivity rate of 5.5%. The rolling 7-day positivity rate is 14.0% through 01/20/2022.

According to the CDC Data Tracker McLean County is currently experiencing high community transmission based on the 7-day moving average of new cases per 100,000 (2,312.31 per 100,000) of COVID-19 (data through Wednesday, January 19, 2022). 

Isolation & Quarantine:

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation to reduce the number of days for isolation and quarantine for the general public who are asymptomatic. MCHD continues to follow IDPH guidance and has also adopted the CDC recommendations.

These recommendations apply to all individuals who are asymptomatic, including those who are unvaccinated or are not boosted even though they are eligible. However, health care personnel and other specific groups and settings should continue to follow their respective guidance. Any revisions to guidance for these groups or settings will be made available when finalized. Please see the 12/30/2021 IDPH press release: https://dph.illinois.gov/resource-center/news/2021/december/illinois-department-of-public-health-adopts-cdc-recommendations-.html

What if I tested positive for COVID-19? (Isolation):

You can still spread the virus even with no symptoms

  • Do not wait to hear from state or local public health to begin your isolation
  • Immediately self-isolate for at least 5 full days. The day you tested positive or your symptoms began is considered Day 0. 
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house on Day 6. *If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves
  • During your isolation avoid contact with all humans and pets, and don’t share personal items like cups, towels, and utensils
  • Arrange for food and necessities to be delivered and left at your door. If you cannot make arrangement for someone to assist you, please call 211
  • Rest and drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay home unless to seek medical help
  • Seek emergency care if symptoms are severe, letting medical personnel know you have COVID-19
  • Notify your close contacts---anyone who was within 6 feet of you for a total of 15 minutes over a 24-hour period up to 48 hours before you tested positive or symptoms started, even if you both wore masks
  • If possible, stay in a separate room from others in your household and use separate bathrooms
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days (a total of 10 days)
  • For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/isolation.html

What if I am a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19? (Quarantine):

A “close contact” is anyone within 6 feet of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 for a cumulative 15 minutes over a 24-hour period up to 48 hours before the person tested positive or their symptoms started, even if both wore masks.

  • Do not wait to hear from state or local public health to begin your quarantine
  • People who have completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the primary series of J&J vaccine and who are boosted do not need to quarantine unless they have symptoms
  • If you have completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 5 months ago and are not boosted OR have completed the primary series of J&J vaccine over 2 months ago and are not boosted, you must quarantine
  • Stay home for at least 5 full days. The last day of exposure to the person testing positive is considered Day 0. You would be able to leave quarantine on Day 6. 
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days (a total of 10 full days).
  • Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19
  • If possible, stay away from people you live with, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19
  • Testing is recommended 5 days after exposure or immediately if symptoms develop
  • For more information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

Changes to Contact Tracing:

Contact tracing and disease investigation remain valuable public health tools. The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) involvement in the process of COVID-19 disease investigation and contact tracing is changing as Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) changes to a centralized statewide program starting on January 13, 2022.

Local health departments such as MCHD will have little direct involvement with COVID-19 disease investigation or contact tracing after January 13. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will be notified via an automated text message from the IDPH Surge Center to the phone number given at the time of testing. Positive cases can ‘opt-in’ to receive additional contact from the IDPH Surge Center by calling 1-312-777-1999 and leaving a message. This is also the phone number they can call if they have tested positive for COVID-19 but have not received an automated text message.  

The IDPH Surge Center and local health departments are focusing on individuals who are at the highest risk for severe illness or hospitalization due to infection. For more information on COVID-19 risk and vaccine information for older adults, click here: https://www.cdc.gov/aging/covid19/covid19-older-adults.html

Because of the high volume of positive cases of COVID-19 being seen across the state, individuals who have tested positive or have been identified as a close contact to a positive case but are not high-risk may not receive a callback from a contact tracer before their isolation or quarantine period is finished. 

Testing:

With increases in COVID-19 cases and the holiday there is a high demand for testing. 

Testing is just one tool in our toolbox. Layered mitigations such as following proper isolation and quarantine, getting vaccinated, wearing masks, physical distancing, and avoiding large gatherings are all effective ways to help reduce transmission. 

Visit the CDC website for COVID-19 cases and deaths by vaccination status here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#rates-by-vaccine-status

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for age 12 and over:

  • Monday, 01/24 from 12:00pm-2:45pm at Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington
  • Tuesday, 01/25 from 10:00am-12:45pm at Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington
  • Wednesday, 01/26 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington
  • Thursday, 01/27 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington
  • Monday, 01/31 from 12:00pm-2:45pm at Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington

McLean County Health Department is now providing boosters for all individuals aged 12 and over who received their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine five months ago.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for age 5-11 only (appointments preferred for these clinics):

  • Monday, 01/24 from 3:00pm-6:00pm at Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington
  • Tuesday, 01/25 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington
  • Monday, 01/31 from 3:00pm-6:00pm at Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington

Due to increased demand, pre-registration is recommended for all clinics to reduce your wait time and ensure the availability of the vaccine. 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.

To search for other vaccine locations available near you visit https://www.vaccines.gov/

Approximately 257,977 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in McLean County and 59.17% of the population are fully vaccinated. 61.70% 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/vaccine/vaccine-data?county=McLean.

Fully vaccinated McLean County residents by age category:

Age 5-11 = 20.72%

Age 12-17 = 62.12%

Age 18-64 = 62.27%

Age 65+ = 92.40%

McLean County Cases by Zip Code

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Map of COVID-19 cases by zip code. Opens in new window

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 

MCHD Resources

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/McLeanHealth?s=20

And our website https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/ for daily updates.

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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