September 20, 2020
DeWitt/Piatt Testing Update:
DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Farmer City.
Piatt: 3 new cases in Bement. 3 new cases in Atwood.
DeWitt: 1 new case in Clinton
Piatt: 5 new cases in Mansfield. 1 new case in Bement.
9/12 - 9/13
2 males in their 20’s
1 female in her 20’s
1 male in his 30’s
2 females in their 30’s
1 female in her 40’s
1 female in her 50’s
2 males in their 60’s
1 female in her 60’s
1 male in his 70’s
Currently, 2 of the active cases for DeWitt county are hospitalized.
The majority of the active cases we’ve received for both counties have had minimal signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Most individuals who test positive thought it was “just allergies or sinuses.”
The more severe signs and symptoms we’ve seen in our counties involve fever, as defined by the CDC of 100.4 or more, chest pain, shortness of breath, severe body aches, and severe fatigue. These usually come as a sudden onset.
Please, if you’re sick, stay home and contact your doctor.
Case numbers are spiking in our two-county area. Please do your part: wash your hands frequently, wear a mask when in public; remain socially distant. If you’re vulnerable or immunocompromised, please stay home.
Neither DeWitt or Piatt County are on the Illinois Warning List for COVID-19.
IDPH Update 9/14/20
Public Health Officials Announce 1,373 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,373 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including five additional confirmed deaths.
- • Cook County: 1 female 70s
- • Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
- • Randolph County: 1 female 80s
- • Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 262,744 cases, including 8,314 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from September 7 – September 13 is 3.6%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 35,930 specimens for a total of 4,771,796. As of last night, 1,431 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 335 patients were in the ICU and 131 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting separately both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website. Reporting probable cases will help show the potential burden of COVID-19 illness and efficacy of population-based non-pharmaceutical interventions. IDPH will update these data once a week.
*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.