General Updates 



Mitigation Measures 



Update on Cases  


Today’s Report:  We have 91 confirmed new cases to report and 124 new releases.   667 are at home in isolation and 41 are hospitalized.  We had an additional 3 deaths; a gentleman in his 40s, a gentlewoman in her 70s and a gentlewoman in her 90s.  Our hearts go out to their family and friends.   This brings our total number of COVID19 related deaths to 77. 


New cases for today include: 3 grade-school children, 9 teens, 3 in their 20s, 4 in their 30s, 16 in their 40s, 6 in their 50s, 20 in their 60s, 11 in their 70s, 10 in their 80s, 7 in their 90s, and 2 in their 100s. 


Increased Cases / Outbreaks / Exposures 


  • Congregate Settings:  Long Term Care / Correctional Facilities  
  • Industries and Manufacturing 
  • Holiday Gatherings



Rumor Mill 


  • Nothing new at this time 




  • IDPH Update
  • VCHD Updated Graphic (in both JPG and PDF) 
  • December COVID19 Testing Dates Flyer attached – this is a perfect testing opportunity for post-Christmas celebration.  (6-7 days after Christmas)




Vermilion County 

Total Negatives:  69,275

Total positives: 5,532


For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (From 12/13-12/19)

 For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion (from 12/13-12/19) If you click on Vermilion County and then click on the Metrics Section, it gives you a lot of visuals for Vermilion County Trends.



Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 12/26 for positivity and 12/28 for ICU/Med Surge Bed Information) 


Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 11 consecutive days under 12% threshold, positivity currently at 8.3%   

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

Med Surge Bed Availability:  29.2%  as of 12/21 (below 20% is the threshold)  

ICU Bed Availability:  35.8% as of (below 20% is the threshold) 

Currently, 19% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 36% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.      


ICU bed count as of 12/28/2020 11:59PM 


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


Testing Information 


  • IDPH Mobile Testing will be here on December 30th and December 31st HERE at the Vermilion County Health Department. FLYER IS ATTACHED for details. 
  • 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:   http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan   

    • We are still waiting on vaccine for Vermilion County.


Updated/New Guidance  


·     ACIP COVID19 Phased Allocation Slides (looks at all phases):  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/slides-12-20/02-COVID-Dooling.pdf  

·     New ACIP guidance on Allocation of COVID19 Vaccine (Phase 1b, 1c and Phase 2):  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm695152e2-H.pdf  


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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