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Region 6 (without UIUC tests) maintained at 6.6% (ending 10/12).  Vermilion County continues to slowly go down.  Current 7-day rolling average is 9.1%.  We did see our daily positivity rate (6.8%) go below 8% for the first time since 9/30.  Let’s hope we continue with this downward trend in numbers.

As in the beginning of the pandemic, we worry about the capacity of our hospitals.  At this point, our regional ICU bed availability stands at 46%.  We do not want to see this get below 20%.    Now that flu season is upon us, it is likely we will see those numbers fluctuate.  While the Southern Hemisphere did not see large numbers of flu this year, the Northern Hemisphere does not always follow the same pattern.  The Southern Hemisphere also saw a large increase in their vaccinations for flu and they seemed to adhere better to the necessary precautions with masking and social distancing, which probably had a major impact.   So far, the demand for flu vaccines in Vermilion County has been high.  VCHD ran out of flu vaccine quickly and had to cancel multiple clinics.  Carle will be hosting another drive thru clinic on October 17th from 8am-2pm at their 2300 N. Vermilion St. site in Danville.


Update on Cases

Today’s Cases:  59 new cases and 27 were released out of isolation.   We also regret to report our 8th death for Vermilion County, a gentleman in his 70s.  He had been one of our hospitalized cases.  Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.  This is our 3rd death in just a little over a week which is not a trend I want to continue.

This puts our active cases at 263 with 9 in the hospital and 254 at home in isolation. Two of our new cases are hospitalized.  We have 1 toddler, 1 preschooler, 4 grade school children, 8 teens, 10 their 20s, 4 in their 30s, 6 in their 40s, 7 in their 50s, 13 in their 60s, 3 in their 70s, 1 in their 80s and 1 in their 90s.   24 of the cases are connected by households, family, or previous contacts.


Statistics
Vermilion County
Total Negatives:  32,513
Total positives: 1211
For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics<https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dph.illinois.gov%2fcountymetrics&c=E,1,N7s_9C2naEVPnDBzgsT0u_rDehnT8fr9gQXF-QJTqh7lFvYSsconuVhqfNheWZc8-H64ahnp244DaEgbOK8yYrMeGjmLzzfEdWMKfjQcTSUWBCQWHPPIMpbxYrE5&typo=1>
For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion>

Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing
Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 5 days of positivity maintained at 6.6%
Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  6 day of hospital admission increases
For Regional Metrics, including the breakdown by county:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics<https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dph.illinois.gov%2fregionmetrics&c=E,1,SrJAzCedeI1zVzqwerNImFBaKVhJ7q_Bb38Gy884N_Gf9_L2YqRagAA5jJDPUrgQyDCtH6VdOygne1QWQa6A4rFgJf-7fgpE_EtpeMiQ&typo=1>

Testing


  *   Mobile Testing Van coming (all at VCHD and from 9-4:30)
     *   10/19-10/25
     *   11/2 – 11/8
  *   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


  *   Should a flu vaccine be given to someone currently with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19?  According to CDC and IDPH, No.  Vaccination should be deferred (postponed) for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, regardless of whether they have symptoms, until they have met the criteria to discontinue their isolation, then they may get their flu vaccination.  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2020-2021.htm<https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2020-2021.htm>.


Charts

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<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6>

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