Good news on our region. I suggested (and I am sure I was not alone) to our regional ERC to just take out UIUC’s tests and to add Champaign back to our region and the state has decided to do this and our rate is now at 6.6% (about 20 minutes ago, it was 8.2%). This doesn’t mean we can continue to throw caution to the wind as we are still on an upward trend. Other counties that have very high 7-day rolling average rates are Clay (14.8%,); Crawford County (26.4%); Dewitt (10.1%); Ford (13.6%); Jasper (10.5%) and Macon (10.1%). Vermilion County’s latest 7-day rolling average rate is 9.3%.
We continue to see exposure with our gatherings, both large and small. Many times with small gatherings, our guard is let down because we are with our friends and family and there is a tendency to not wear masks or not social distance. As the weather cools down, we will all be heading indoors and this will not help matters either. We also tend to see an increase in our older population after we see an increase in our younger population.
Update on Cases
Today’s Cases: 40 new cases and 32 were released out of isolation. This puts our active cases at 232 with 8 in the hospital and 224 at home in isolation. We have 2 preschoolers, 1 grade school child, 4 teens, 4 their 20s, 12 in their 30s, 6 in their 40s, 7 in their 50s, 2 in their 60s, and 2 in their 70s. 13 of the cases are connected by households, family, or previous contacts.
We continue to catch up on cases from the long weekend.
Total Negatives: 32,061
Total positives: 1152
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 UIUC Testing
Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 5 days of positivity increases at 6.6%
Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average: 5 day of hospital admission increases
For Regional Metrics, including the breakdown by county: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics
- Mobile Testing Van coming (all at VCHD and from 9-4)
- IMPORTANT: If your agency is doing any testing, please make sure that your negative and positive results are being submitted through IDPH’s redcap system. This is crucial that our county accounts for every test we do.
New/Helpful Guidance or Updates
- Just a reminder – if a person tests positive and is released, and then they have a household member or close contact also test positive, that initial person does NOT need to quarantine again for 3 months. Here is some guidance on isolation and quarantine:
- IDPH released the updated School Exclusion Decision Tree (attached)
- The MMRW released a couple studies about transmission dynamics by age groups and factors influencing risks that might be interesting for you: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/Novel_Coronavirus_Reports.html
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