With the beginning of our vaccine initiation, it is possible that my daily updates may become every other day or even weekly.
* 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
* Nothing new at this time
* IDPH Update
* VCHD Updated Graphic (in both JPG and PDF)
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>
* 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.
• 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>