General Updates


Changes or updates highlighted in RED


Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 11.9% from the prior day 11.7%  (ending 11/28).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average increased to 15.2% from 14.7%.   As mentioned in earlier emails that October and November are usually bad months for pandemics, they both proved to be our worst months for cases, deaths, and hospitalizations for Vermilion County.   If we continue the trend we are on, December will be no different.    


COVID19 updates on our webpage:  https://vchd.org/covid-19/



Mitigation Measures 


Tier 3 Mitigations may continue while we wait to see if there is surge from the holidays. Mitigation FAQs were updated on 11/29/20:  https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf


Please click on the following link for other details:  https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-mitigation-plan


Update on Cases


Case updates from 11/21-11/30:  We had 628 new cases and 648 released.  6 additional deaths were confirmed.   We hired 6 additional contact tracers and they are making headway into our backlog of cases. 


Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 134 new cases and 104 released for a total of 245 active cases.  Currently 211 are in home isolation and 34 are hospitalized.  We had 4 additional deaths.  One gentleman in his 60s, 2 gentlemen in their 70s, and one gentlewoman in her 100s.  Our hearts go out to their family and friends.  This brings us to a total of 40 deaths.


New cases for today include:  2 toddlers, 8 grade school aged children, 8 teens, 16 in their 20s, 24 in their 30s, 18 in their 40s, 19 in their 50s, 15 in their 60s, 12 in their 70s, 11 in their 80s and 1 in their 90s.  



Increased Cases / Outbreaks

  • Long Term Care / Congregate living
  • Schools / Daycares
  • Businesses / Industries
  • Eating establishments
  • Households



Rumor Mill


  • Rumor is:  You only need to get tested if you have symptoms.  Truth is:  We encourage anyone and everyone to get tested.  We do ask that if you were exposed or think you might have been exposed to wait 5-7 days after exposure to get a more reliable result.  A reminder, though, even if you test negative when you are in QUARANTINE, you still have to quarantine for 14 days. 




  • IDPH Update
  • VCHD Updated Graphic (in both JPG and PDF)
  • COVID19 Violence Prevention – resources to help with mental health and violence




Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  51,800

Total positives: 3237


For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 11/15/2020 - 11/21/2020)

New Cases per 100K:  703

Number of deaths:  12

Test positivity:  14.5%

Tests performed:  3,895

CLI (COVID19 like illness) ED visits (%), Adults:  8.4%

Number of CLI Admissions:  28

Cluster of Cases .7%

ICU (%) Available:  34.1%


For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/15/2020-11/21/2020)

 Youth Case Increase:  85 Youth Cases – the prior week we had 93

New Total Cases:  540 – the prior week we had 520


Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 11/28)

Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 2 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 11.9% 

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  6 days of hospital admission decreases

Med Surge Bed Availability:  31.4% 

ICU Bed Availability:  27.7%  (ICU bed availability is severely at a minimum in our area)

For Regional Metrics, including the breakdown by county:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics


Testing Information


  • COVID 19 Mobile Testing Van will be here at the Vermilion County Health Department:
    • December 6th from 9-4:30
  • Testing Results:  To get results for mobile testing, you can call 1-888-297-7208.  Please wait at least 3-4 days after testing before you call.  The State of Illinois Testing Center should call, but this is just in case. 
  • For Testing locations, please go to the following link:  https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf


Vaccination Plans  (no set dates at this time) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan

    • Nothing new at this time – changes daily


Updated/New Guidance


  • Nothing New at this time


Updates of Flu


We still have flu shots left.  While we have completed our flu clinics, people can still do walk-ins.  If you are uncomfortable with coming in, you can request an appointment and we can do a drive thru.  You can call 431-2662 ext. 249 for more information. 




Positivity Rates:  This can also be found at the following link if you want to see the other counties that are in our region. REMINDER:  We want it to be UNDER 8%.  You will have to scroll down all the way to see them. http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics?regionID=6  


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