April 22, 2021
DeWitt: 1 new case in Clinton.
Piatt: 1 new case in Monticello. 1 new case in Mansfield.
DeWitt: No cases reported
Piatt: No cases reported
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1351 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1434 cases. Over the past week, DeWitt Co has had 8 cases, Piatt Co has had 13 cases. There have now been a total of 23 deaths in DeWitt Co and 14 deaths in Piatt Co due to COVID-19.
Eligibility for vaccination continues to expand. It is expected that by April 12, eligibility for vaccination will become even more broad. The Walgreens in our area also offer vaccination services. IDPH has also started a vaccination hotline to enable residents to make an appointment at several state sponsored vaccination sites. The hotline is available 7 days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight. The hotline phone number is 1-833-621-1284.
We continue with vaccination clinics for 2nd dose recipients only through March. We have loaded a new SignUpGenius link for April appointments. Find this link on our website (www.dewittpiatthealth.com) and Facebook page.
Additional vaccination information is located here: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
PLEASE continue to practice our prevention protocol: WASH your hands frequently, WEAR a mask when in public, WATCH your distance (maintain a 6 ft distance), don't attend or host gatherings, and shelter vulnerable populations.
David M. Remmert, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Public Health Administrator