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Updated: January 31, 2023 @ 12:21 pm
The McLean County Health Department is reporting 145 new COVID-19 cases since Jan. 20, bringing the total number of cases to 63,342.
Of those cases, 22 were reported to be individuals in their 20s.
No new deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported. There have been 417 total deaths in McLean County.
The framework provided by the Centers for Disease Control establishes safety recommendations focused on minimizing severe disease, preventing strain on the health care system and allowing those at higher risk to focus on protecting themselves from COVID-19.
The framework states that low, medium and high COVID-19 community levels will be determined by both hospital capacity and COVID-19 hospital admissions.
McLean County is considered an area of low community transmission according to CDC’s framework.
In the past seven days, there have been 73.46 cases per 100,000 people. There have also been four new hospital admissions per 100,000 people, and the provisional seven-day positivity rate through Monday is 11.05%.
MCHD offers free COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Wednesday at the McLean County Health Department Room 400E on the fourth floor of 200 W. Front St. in Downtown Bloomington.
All clinics are free. Pre-registration is not required but recommended.
MCHD recommends pre-registration for first, second, third or booster doses. Those interested can register online or by calling (309) 888-5600.
MCHD’s call center is open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule vaccine appointments. Those interested can call to schedule an appointment or find a nearby vaccination clinic online.
COVID-19 booster shots of all three vaccines are also being offered. Individuals should check CDC’s website to see if they are eligible for a booster shot.
ELIZABETH URBAN is News Editor for The Vidette. Urban can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Urban on Twitter at @eliizabethurban.
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9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the McLean County Health Department Room 400E on the fourth floor of 200 W. Front St. in Downtown Bloomington
9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the McLean County Health Department Room 400E on the fourth floor of 200 W. Front St. in Downtown Bloomington
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