General Updates

With the beginning of our vaccine initiation, it is possible that my daily updates may become every other day or even weekly.

Mitigation Measures

  *   Region 6 (without UIUC tests) 7-day rolling day positivity Rate is 8.3% (ending 12/26).   Vermilion County’s 7-day rolling average decreased to 11.2%.
  *   Mitigation FAQs:  https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf<https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf>

Update on Cases

Today’s Report:  We have 176 confirmed new cases to report and 170 new releases.   675 are at home in isolation and 39 are hospitalized.

New cases for today include: 2 toddlers, 6 preschool-aged children, 10 grade-school children, 14 teens, 23 in their 20s, 28 in their 30s, 26 in their 40s, 23 in their 50s, 29 in their 60s, 7 in their 70s, 6 in their 80s, and 2 in their 90s.

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)

Vermilion County
Total Negatives:  70,417
Total positives: 5,708

For All the County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics> (From 12/13-12/19)
 For County and School Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion<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 12/27 for positivity and 12/29 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:  7 days of hospital admission decreases
Med Surge Bed Availability:  27.2%  (below 20% is the threshold)
ICU Bed Availability:  33.8%  (below 20% is the threshold)
Currently, 18% of all hospital beds in the STATE of Illinois are occupied by COVID and PUI patients and 34% of ICU beds in use are occupied by COVID and PUI patients.

ICU bed count as of 12/29/2020 11:59PM
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 Information

  *   IDPH Mobile Testing will be December 31st HERE at the Vermilion County Health Department from 8 – 3:30.   Apparently, you will need to electronically fill out the IDPH My chart first.  https://idph-mychart.pchosted.com/idph/Authentication/Login<https://idph-mychart.pchosted.com/idph/Authentication/Login?>?  This allows you to get your results sent to you!!
  *   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<https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Testing-Sites-for-Vermilion-County.pdf>

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

     *   VCHD has received their vaccine – if you are a healthcare worker or in phase 1a and are not in some other vaccine program (ie. Hospitals, VA, LTC – pharmacy), please reach out to me and we can get you signed up for your vaccine.

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

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