County reports 46th COVID-19 case

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VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Vermilion County Health Department (VCHD) has confirmed a 46th positive case of COVID-19.

Public Health Administrator Doug Toole said in an emailed statement Wednesday a resident in their 30s has contracted the virus. He added they have tested a total of 3,872 negative cases.

“We currently have eight active cases (eight in home isolation and none who are hospitalized),” the VCHD said on their Facebook page Wednesday. “We have released 36 individuals from isolation, and two have died.”

The VCHD reported Tuesday a second resident who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. The first COVID-related death was reported in April — both were men in their 70s.

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