August 03, 2021
DeWitt/Piatt COVID Update
DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton. 3 new cases in Farmer City. 2 new cases in De Witt.
Piatt: 1 new case in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in Monticello.
DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton.
Piatt: No cases reported.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1360 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1436 cases. Over the past week, DeWitt Co has had 14 cases, Piatt Co has had 9 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 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
There has been a statewide resurgence of cases over the last two weeks. 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