*See Guidance section as there are two updates, one for schools and one for mitigation FAQs*
Region 6 (without UIUC tests) increased to 10.0% (ending 11/1). Vermilion County increased to our highest 7-day rolling average of 12.3%.
COVID19 updates on our webpage: https://vchd.org/covid-19/
Mitigation Measures (This is NOT Phase 3)
TIER ONE Mitigations
IDPH released guidance on Region 6 - https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf
Update on Cases
Yesterday’s count: We had 50 new cases and 29 released yesterday. We also had to take away another death due to a reporting error, so our total was 13 yesterday.
Today’s Cases: 27 new cases and 29 were released out of isolation. Our active cases are now at 196 with 174 isolated at home and 22 hospitalized. We have 3 grade school children, 3 teens, 2 in their 20s, 1 in their 30s, 6 in their 40s, 6 in their 50s, 3 in their 60s, 2 in their 70s, and 1 in their 80s.
We regret to report we have an additional death, one of our hospitalized. A gentleman in his 70s, brings our total number of deaths back to 14. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.
There are increased cases or outbreaks in the following areas:
Congregate Living Facilities – both staff and residents
Large and Small Gatherings - small gatherings are especially cause for concern as people usually are around close friends and family when masks and social distancing are not being done.
Households – once it gets into a household, it spreads very quickly if the individuals cannot social distance and mask from each other.
We have already had some possible exposures from Halloween.
Schools / Daycares
Total Negatives: 39,220
Total positives: 1778
For All the County Metrics: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics
For County and School Metrics: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Vermilion
Regionally (Region 6) EXCLUDING UIUC Testing (ending on 11/1)
Test Positivity 7 Day Rolling Average: 10 days of positivity currently at 10.0%
Hospital Admissions 7 Day Rolling Average: 3 days of hospital admission increases
Med Surge Bed Availability: 34%
ICU Bed Availability: 39%
For Regional Metrics, including the breakdown by county: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics
COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van at DACC (2000 E. Main St. Danville) in their north parking lot from 9-4:30
11/2 – 11/8
IMPORTANT: If your agency is doing any testing, please make sure that your negative and positive results are being submitted through IDPH’s redcap system. If you are not registered in redcap, you MUST create an account and begin to enter your results. https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/ This is crucial that our county accounts for every test we do.
Vaccination Plans (no set dates at this time) http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan
If you plan on dispensing, please make sure that you are signed up in ICARE for COIVD19. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The FAQs for business and mitigations have been updated today: Mitigation information begins on page 9. https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Documents/Essential%20Business%20FAQ.pdf
School FAQ guidance was updated 11/4: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/IDPH-School-FAQs.pdf. Major changes on question 15 for what we see as an outbreak. Used to be 2, now it is 5.
We will have drive-thru flu clinics on the following days HERE at the Vermilion County Health Department.
November 6 (Fri) 1:00 - 4:00
November 7 (Sat) 9:00 - noon
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