Vermilion County’s pandemic death toll is now at 34 after health Administrator Doug Toole announced four new fatalities late Tuesday afternoon.
Women in their 70s and 90s and men in their 60s and 90s were the latest county residents to lose their lives to COVID-19.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to their friends and and families, and to all of those whose lives have been impacted by this pandemic,” Toole said.
(A fifth fatality reported earlier Tuesday had yet to be officially verified, Toole said).
Meanwhile, the county’s confirmed case total rose to 2,759 after 86 new positive tests were reported Tuesday.
With 111 residents being released from isolation, Vermilion now has 248 active cases.
Twenty-four COVID-positive residents are hospitalized, Toole said.
How the new cases break down by age:
- Two residents in their 90s
- Five in their 80s
- Five in their 70s
- 14 in their 60s
- Eight in their 50s
- 17 in their 40s
- 13 in their 30s
- 11 in their 20s
- Nine teens
- One grade-school-aged child
- One infant
Fourteen of the 68 COVID-positive patients at Carle’s hospital in Urbana are in intensive care, according to data updated Tuesday by Carle Health.
The number of ICU patients at the Urbana hospital increased by one from a day earlier. The number of COVID-positive patients decreased by six since Monday.
In all, 100 patients with COVID are hospitalized in Carle facilities (down nine from Monday), with 19 of those in ICU (down one).
Carle’s BroMenn Medical Center in Bloomington has 25 COVID-positive patients (three in ICU) while Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney has five (two in ICU).
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