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A man in his 40s has been recorded as the 80th victim of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March.

Health officials reported the death on Wednesday evening as well as 93 new cases of COVID-19. The new cases include one resident in their 90s, five in their 80s, 10 in their 70s, 10 in their 60s, 12 in their 50s, 14 in their 40s, 14 in their 30s, 13 in their 20s, eight teens, and six grade-school-aged children. That brings the total since the pandemic began to 6,314 positive cases — 607 of which are active.

On Thursday evening, 79 new cases were reported, including four residents in their 80s, eight in their 70s, six in their 60s, eight in their 50s, 19 in their 40s, nine in their 30s, five in their 20s, eight teens, eight grade-school-aged children, two toddlers and two infants. That brings the total cases snce the pandemic began in Vermilion County to 6,393, 661 of which are active.

There are currently 31 COVID-19-positive Vermilion County residents hospitalized.

The outbreak of cases at the Danville Correctional Center has begun to decline. There are currently 265 active cases among inmates, and 17 among staff members.

In all, 790 inmates and 138 staff members have been diagnosed with the virus at some point since the pandemic began in March, most of those during the current outbreak that began in early December. That inmate total represents more than half of the inmate population of approximately 1,540. The medium-security prison is a state facility on Danville’s east side that houses male inmates.

Health officials also reported that the department conducted three COVID-19 vaccination clinics for health care workers this week and vaccinated a total of 320 individuals. Two more clinics are scheduled for next week.

The department also announced that the Mobile COVID-Testing Team will be back in the county on Monday, Jan. 11, and again on Jan. 16, Jan. 18 and Jan. 21.

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