Our REGIONAL positivity rate is at 7.4%. Vermilion County’s latest weekly rate (ending in 10/2) is now at 9.6% (chart is below) which is in the warning area. This does not mean we as a county immediately go into extra restrictions; this means that next week, we will most likely be placed back on the warning list and if we continue going up and remain high, the state could put extra restrictions on us.
As a REGION, we will go into mitigations if we go over 8% for 3 consecutive days.
Update on Cases
Over the weekend: We had 56 cases and 12 releases. One of our releases was someone currently in the hospital. We have 1 toddler, 3 grade school children, 6 teens, 4 in their 20s, 4 in their 30s, 9 in their 40s, 7 in their 50s, 9 in their 60s, 9 in their 70s, and 4 in their 80s. None of the new cases over the weekend were hospitalized.
Today’s Cases: 26 new cases and 32 were released. This puts our active cases at 170 with 7 in the hospital and 1163 at home in isolation. We have 2 toddlers, 1 grade school child, 2 teens, 3 their 20s, 3 in their 30s, 2 in their 40s, 3 in their 50s, 5 in their 60s, and 5 in their 70s. 9 of the cases are connected by households, family, or previous contacts.
Also, I’d like to touch on the fact that we continue to compare this to flu and flu deaths. The worst flu season we have had in the last 10 years was a couple years ago during the 2017-2018 season which killed approximately 61,000 in the United States. Today, the United States reports over 208,000 people have died from COVID19 like illnesses. In Illinois, flu and pneumonia like illnesses killed 2,562 in 2018 alone. So far, 8,791 people have died from COVID19 like illnesses in 2020. And we are not done yet. COVID19 hits people the hardest who have underlying health conditions. Vermilion County has an estimated 31,586 people (53.8%) who answered yes to either having COPD, emphysema or chronic bronchitis, heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease or if their calculated BMI (body mass index) was over 30. https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#underlying-med-conditions .
Total Negatives: 28,569
Total positives: 835
For All the County Metrics: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics
For County and School Metrics: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion
Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING CHAMPAIGN COUNTY
Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 5 days of positivity increases at 7.4%
Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average: 1 day of hospital admission increases
For Regional Metrics, including the breakdown by county: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics
Positivity Rates: This can also be found at the following link if you want to see the other counties that are in our region. You will have to scroll down all the way to see them. http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6