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DeWitt/Piatt COVID Update: 7/15/2021
August 03, 2021

DeWitt/Piatt COVID Update

 

07/01/2021 Thursday

DeWitt: 1 new case in Waynesville

Piatt: No cases reported.

 

07/02/2021 Friday

DeWitt: 1 new case in Farmer City

Piatt: No cases reported.

 

07/03/2021 Saturday – 07/05/2021 Monday

No cases reported.

 

07/06/2021 Tuesday

DeWitt: 1 new case in Clinton. 2 new cases in Wapella.

Piatt: No cases reported

 

07/07/2021 Wednesday

DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton.

Piatt: No cases reported.

 

07/08/2021 Thursday

DeWitt: 4 new cases in Clinton.

Piatt: 1 new case in Monticello.

 

07/09/2021 Friday

DeWitt: 1 new case in Clinton.

Piatt: No cases reported.

 

07/10/2021 Saturday

DeWitt: No cases reported.

Piatt: 1 new case in Monticello.

 

07/11/2021 Sunday

DeWitt: 1 new case in Weldon.

Piatt: No cases reported.

 

07/12/2021 Monday

DeWitt: No cases reported.

Piatt: 2 new cases in Monticello.

 

07/13/2021 Tuesday

DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton.

Piatt: 1 new case in Monticello.

 

07/14/2021 Wednesday

DeWitt: 1 new case in Clinton. 1 new case in Weldon.

Piatt: 7 new cases in Monticello.  1 new case in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in White Heath.

 

With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1642 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1587 cases. Over the past week, DeWitt Co has had 10 cases, Piatt Co has had 14 cases. There have now been a total of 29 deaths in DeWitt Co and 14 deaths in Piatt Co due to COVID-19. Case numbers have grown over the past week.

 

Vaccination for COVID is available through our offices.  Please call us for an appointment.  In DeWitt Co, call (217)935-3427 ext 2141 or in Piatt Co, call (217) 762-7911 ext 2211.  You can also receive vaccination through our local Walgreens, or through state sponsored vaccination clinics in areas nearby.

 

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

 

According to IDPH data, 11,907 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in DeWitt Co, including 76.84 percent of those aged 65 and older, the population at greatest risk.  In addition, 14,297 doses have been administered in Piatt Co, including 84.81% of those aged 65 and older.

 

There has been growing concern regarding the Delta strain of the COVID-19 virus. We do not have adequate data at this time to determine if any of the active cases are from this strain.  Sequencing pooling is being done by the laboratories and has noted that we’ve had 2 Delta cases reported in our jurisdiction from last month.  Unfortunately, sequencing takes anywhere from 2 – 6 weeks to get results.

 

Thank you!

David M. Remmert, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Public Health Administrator

 

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