A man in his 70s is the 13th COVID-19-related death in Vermilion County, the ninth in the past month, as positive virus cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to spike throughout the state.
Health officials reported the death on Tuesday afternoon, as well as 52 new cases in the county. Of those cases, four residents are in their 80s, six in their 70s, six in their 60s, eight in their 50s, four in their 40s, seven in their 30s, eight in their 20s, five teens, two grade-school-aged children, one pre-schooler, and one toddler.
Wednesday, the Vermilion County Health Department reported an additional 25 new cases (one resident in their 90s, two in their 80s, six in their 70s, seven in their 60s, three in their 50s, two in their 40s, one in their 30s, and three in their 20s), which brings the county to a total of 1,584 positive cases — 188 of which are active.
There are currently 18 COVID-positive Vermilion County residents hospitalized.
The VCHD has received 36,973 negative test results.