April 22, 2021
DeWitt/Piatt COVID Update
DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Farmer City.
Piatt: 3 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in Atwood. 1 new case in Cerro Gordo.
DeWitt: 3 new case in Clinton. 1 new case in Wapella.
Piatt: No cases reported.
DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton. 2 new cases in Wapella.
Piatt: 1 new case in Cerro Gordo.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1371 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1442 cases. Over the past week, DeWitt Co has had 21 cases, Piatt Co has had 10 cases. There have now been a total of 23 deaths in DeWitt Co and 14 deaths in Piatt Co due to COVID-19. Although growth is slow, we are seeing a trend toward a resurgence in the number of cases, similar to what is happening across the state overall.
Eligibility for vaccination continues to expand. It is expected that by April 12, eligibility for vaccination will become even more broad. Walgreens pharmacies in our area also offer vaccination services. IDPH has 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. A SignUpGenius link is available 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