McLean County’s two hospitals nearly full as health officials report 30 hospitalized with COVID-19

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BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) – Hospitals are nearly filled in McLean County as the community sees more COVID-19 cases, according to daily data supplied by the county’s health department.

The McLean County Health Department said Wednesday that all but 4% of intensive care unit beds are in use, and all but 6% of all hospital beds are filled at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

The health department said 30 patients are being treated at those hospitals for COVID-19, and 22 of them are McLean County residents.

Health officials also reported 95 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, compared to 43 new cases on Tuesday. The number of people isolating at home rose to 542 on Wednesday, from 466 on Tuesday.

The rolling test positivity rate increased to 4.1% for the seven day period ending Tuesday, from 3.8% for the weekly period ending Monday.

No new COVID-related fatalities were reported Wednesday, as the county’s death toll stands at 245 since the start of the pandemic.

Of the 20,522 confirmed and probable COVID cases since the beginning of the pandemic, 19,713 people have been released from quarantine and are considered recovered.

The health department also said 52.1% of McLean County residents are fully vaccinated, compared to 53% statewide.

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