May 08, 2021
DeWitt/Piatt COVID Update
DeWitt: 3 new cases in Clinton.
Piatt: No cases reported.
DeWitt: 3 new cases in Clinton. 3 new cases in Farmer City. 1 new case in Waynesville.
Piatt: 2 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in White Heath.
DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Kenney.
Piatt: 1 new case in White Heath.
DeWitt: 3 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Wapella.
Piatt: 1 new case in Bement. 1 new case in Monticello.
DeWitt: 3 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Waynesville.
Piatt: No cases reported.
DeWitt: No cases reported.
Piatt: 1 new case in Monticello.
DeWitt: 3 new cases in Clinton. 2 new case in Wapella. 1 new case near Heyworth.
Piatt: 1 new case in Cerro Gordo.
DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton. 2 new cases in Farmer City.
Piatt: 1 new case in Monticello. 1 new case in Mansfield.
DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton.
Piatt: 2 new cases in Mansfield. 1 new case in Monticello. 1 new case in White Heath.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1451 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1475 cases. Over the past week, DeWitt Co has had 23 cases, Piatt Co has had 11 cases. There have now been a total of 23 deaths in DeWitt Co and 14 deaths in Piatt Co due to COVID-19.
We have discontinued our Mass Vaccination Clinics located at Clinton HS (DeWitt Co) and the Monticello Community Building (Piatt Co) through the month of April and will re-start them for second dose appointments due the first two weeks of May. All first dose appointments are available through our offices. Please call us for an appointment. In DeWitt Co, call (217)935-3427 ext 2114 or in Piatt Co, call (217) 762-7911 ext 2211. You can also receive vaccination through our local Walgreens.
The FDA and CDC have lifted the pause in use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and remains approved for use in those aged 18 and older. It is the only single-dose vaccine available.
We completed school-based vaccination clinics for all area high schools in both DeWitt and Piatt Co for eligible students age 16 and older. We plan to return to these same schools in 3 weeks to administer second doses.
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