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Update on Cases


Numbers for Friday and Saturday, no reports on Sunday:  We had 154 new confirmed cases and 151 released. We also had 3 additional deaths.  A gentleman in his 60s, a gentleman in his 70s, and gentlewoman in her 60s.  Our hearts go out to their family and friends.    


Today’s Report on Cases:  We had 47 new confirmed cases and 50 released for a total of 327 active cases.  Currently 288 are in home isolation and 39 are hospitalized. 


New cases for today include: 3 grade school children, 6 teens, 11 in their 20s, 9 in their 30s, 6 in their 40s, 9 in their 50s, 2 in their 60s, and 1 in their 90s.


Increased Cases / Outbreaks


  • Congregate Settings:  Long Term Care / Correctional Facilities (We have seen a very large increase in our congregate settings)  We have not confirmed all the new cases yet, but hope to have those all soon.  As you can see, on 12/17 and 12/18, our daily rates below, we had a significant jump in IDPH’s tally of cases, we are still working on confirming those before we report them.  This is due to a few current outbreaks. 
  • Industries and Manufacturing



Rumor Mill


  • Nothing new at this time




  • IDPH Update
  • VCHD Updated Graphic (in both JPG and PDF)




Vermilion County

Total Negatives:  64,713

Total positives: 4622


For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 12/6-12/12)

New Cases per 100,000:  676

Number of Deaths:  8

Test Positivity:  10.2%

Test Performed:  5,291
CLI (COVID19 like illness) Visits %, Adults:  8.8%

Number of CLI Admissions:  25

Cluster of Cases:  2.5%

ICU (%) Available:  28.2%

For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 11/29-12/5)

Youth Case Increase:  68 Youth Cases

New Cases:  519 cases


Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/18)


Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 11 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 9.1% 

Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average:  8 days of hospital admission decreases

Med Surge Bed Availability:  25.2%   (below 20% is the threshold)

ICU Bed Availability:  27.3% (below 20% is the threshold)

Currently, 20% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 39% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.     


ICU bed count as of 12/20/2020 11:59PM

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


Testing Information



Vaccination Plans:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan  

    • Vermilion County should be receiving some vaccine this week.  This will mainly go to our Hospitals for HCW.    
      • Long Term Care – Vaccines will be done through the Pharmacy Partnership Program
      • CILA Homes – The state is working on a plan currently to address vaccines.  Once I know more, I will update on current guidance.    


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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