or updates on Vaccine Sign ups or information on what you need to bring to your appointment, please go to our website: www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>
Also, for updates on guidance, numbers, etc., please check out IDPH’s COVID19 webpage: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19>
Mitigation Updates – Region Six in Phase 4
Current Positivity Rate for Region 6 is: 3.4%
Vermilion County’s Positivity Rate is: 5.5% (we had a daily positivity rate of 10.8 on 2/19 which caused our rate to jump a bit)
ICU Availability: 50%
11,938 vaccine doses have been administered to Vermilion County residents. 2,224 have been fully vaccinated.
We are taking a waiting list now while we wait for vaccine to come in. For Phase 1a and 1b, they may call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264 during the following times and days: 9am-2pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Beginning 2/25 (those with underlying health conditions under the age of 65) may also call to get on a waiting list. We may be able to add some of our waiting list to our upcoming clinics as we see some vaccine trickle in.
Questions / Concerns / New Guidance
* Guidance should be coming out soon about quarantine after being fully vaccinated. IDPH is waiting for approval and will send out a SIREN release soon.
60 new cases and 40 released. 287 active cases with 13 hospitalized. We had an additional death, a gentleman in his 50s. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. This brings our total confirmed deaths to 103. We unfortunately have a few more that we are waiting on confirmation.