August 03, 2021
DeWitt/Piatt Testing Update
DeWitt: no cases reported.
Piatt: 2 new cases in Monticello.
DeWitt: 1 new case in Farmer City.
Piatt: 1 new case in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in White Heath.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1330 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1403 cases. Over the past week, DeWitt Co has had 5 cases, Piatt Co has had 14 cases. Over the past week, DeWitt Co has had 11 cases, Piatt Co has had 12 cases. There have now been a total of 23 deaths in DeWitt Co and 14 deaths in Piatt Co due to COVID-19. A recent death was reported in a DeWitt Co female in her 90s.
We continue with vaccination clinics for 2nd dose recipients only at this time. When we can be assured that we will have enough 1st and 2nd dose vaccine available, we will load a new SignUpGenius link on our website and Facebook page (hopefully around mid-March). We will only be vaccinating SECOND-DOSE recipients through March to enable vaccine supplies to re-stock.
We have not received any shipments of the new Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine. It is anticipated that quantities will be quite small until the summer. We don't know at this time if or when we will receive this vaccine.
Please stay tuned to our website at www.dewittpiatthealth.com and our Facebook page for additional information.
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