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Death toll from COVID rises to 192 | News

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Health officials are also reported 103 new cases — one resident in their 80s, two in their 70s, 11 in their 60s, eight in their 50s, nine in their 40s, 22 in their 30s, 10 in their 20s, 17 teens, 16 grade-school-aged children, six pre-schoolers, and one infant. That brings total local cases since the pandemic began t0 13,516, 356 of which are active. There are currently 18 county residents hospitalized with COVID-19.

While there continues to be breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in which the infected person reports being fully vaccinated, the vast majority of cases are with people who are not vaccinated, health officials said. There are also many other locations that are offering vaccines, including local hospitals (OSF, Carle, and the VA), pharmacies, Aunt Martha’s, and some private providers.

The county health department will be conducting COVID-19 vaccination clinics. For more information, visit www.vchd.org.

The county’s current vaccination rate continues to be among the lowest in the state at 37.53% of the population. Illinois’ overall vaccination rate is 56%. Vermilion County’s COVID-19 transmission status remains high as infections continue to mount.

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