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Twenty-three McLean County residents in their 20s – more than any other age group – have had confirmed cases of COVID.

“The disease has been present in our community for some time,” said Graven. “The weather is good, people worry and worry and maybe test the measures of social distancing efforts and the messages we are trying to promote. “

But she warned that COVID is an “equal opportunities” virus that will not go away and that people must follow the guidelines for social distancing.

McKnight said 3,139 residents of McLean County have been tested for the virus.

At the COVID-19 driving test site at McLean County Fairgrounds, 1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington, 132 other people were tested on Thursday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported on Friday. This brings to 4,165 the number of Illinois people who have been tested since the site opened on March 28.

Although there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bloomington-Normal homeless shelters, discussions are ongoing on how to isolate residents in the event of an epidemic, said McKnight .

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