Good Afternoon,


12 new cases and 28 releases today brings our total of active cases to 31.  30 of the active cases are at home in isolation and we still have 1 hospitalized at this moment.   




IDPH Update
VCHD Updated Graphic


Vermilion county

We have received 13,292 total tests (13,095 negatives and 185 positives). 

For Vermilion County our overall positivity rate remains at 1.48%. 

Death Rate is 1.02%

Positivity Rate from 7/19 – 7/25 is 2.9%, which is up from 2.6% the previous week.   

New cases from 7/19 – 7/25:   69 per 100K, which is up from 42 per 100K the previous week and that is our WARNING section.  Anything over 50 NEW cases per 100K is above the stable level.     One thing to add is that only 2.2% of our new cases during this week were due to a cluster (groups).  We are still seeing community spread. 

For County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics


Regionally (Region 6) – a little bit of good news!  We decreased in both areas!

Positivity Rate:  on the test positivity 7 day rolling average – we went down to 6 days of positivity increases back to 3.1%.  We also decreased to 2 days of hospital admission increases. 

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics


New/Helpful Guidance


CDC added some new metrics to their COVID Data Tracker on underlying health conditions.  Right now, looking at our county population of those 18 and older, 53.8% (about 31,586) fit into the underlying health conditions category (Chronic Kidney disease, COPD, Heart Disease, Diagnosed Diabetes, and or Obesity).    These are all considered to be risk factors for severe illness with COVID-19.  https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#underlying-med-conditions


There is a lot of good information to look at cases, trends, etc. across the nation on this site as well.  More for your information if anything. 



Mobile Clinic Information Follow Up


It appears that the results from Tuesday, July 21st and possibly some of the other days were not able to be processed.   This is the message our Administrator put on Facebook today for all those who did not receive their results.  It’s very frustrating, even my own results were in this batch. 


We have received numerous calls from people who participated in one of the seven Mobile COVID-Testing Team clinics in Vermilion County two weeks ago, but who have not yet received their results.

It appears that a commercial lab in Pekin, which received swabs from the COVID-testing clinic at the health department on July 21, got overwhelmed and failed to properly test the majority (or all 118) of the samples collected at that clinic. Apparently, a number of samples received at that lab between July 12 and July 24 were not processed within the necessary window for proper testing.

The Illinois Department of Public Health recommends that individuals who have not yet received their results from July 12-24 contact a local hospital, local doctor’s office, Aunt Martha’s clinic, or the free state-run COVID-testing location at Marketplace Mall in Champaign to have another specimen collected.

We regret that some of the 967 people who participated in the Mobile COVID-Testing Team clinics in Vermilion County two weeks ago did not get conclusive results after waiting in line and undergoing the specimen-collection process.

People with concerns about the situation should call IDPH at 1-800-889-3931. The Vermilion County Health Department can be reached at 431-2662, ext. 243.




As always, I’m here for any questions or concerns you may have.  If there is anything else you would like to see, let me know as well. 



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