IDPH Update and Local Testing Numbers: 9/16/2020
January 21, 2021

DeWitt/Piatt Testing Update: 


9/14/2020 Monday


DeWitt: 4 new cases in Clinton. 2 new cases in Farmer City. 2 new cases in Waynesville. 1 new case in Weldon. 1 new case in Wapella.


Piatt: no new cases reported on 9/14/2020


9/15/2020 Tuesday


DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Farmer City.


Piatt: 2 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in Bement.


9/16/2020 Wednesday


DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Farmer City.


Piatt: 1 new case in Bement. 1 new case in Monticello.



4 minors.

1 female in her 20’s

3 females in their 30’s

2 females in their 40’s

1 male in his 40’s

2 females in their 50’s

4 males in their 50’s

1 female in her 60’s

1 female in her 70’s

1 female in her 80’s

1 male in his 80’s


Another individual has been admitted to the hospital for a total of 3 current hospitalizations.  None of them are in the Intensive Care Unit.


-If you get a COVID-19 test, you need to isolate at home immediately AND until you get your test results.


-If you’re on isolation for COVID-19, you should NOT be exposing yourself to others. If you’re on quarantine for being exposed to COVID-19, you should not be exposing yourself to others.


-If you are sick, you should NOT go out in public until you have talked with your doctor.


-COVID-19 might not make “you” severely sick, but it could make someone else VERY sick. We all need to work together to slow the spread.


-Wash your hands, Wear your mask, Maintain social distance.




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.





 IDPH Update 9/16/20


Public Health Officials Announce 1,941 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

More than 52,000 tests reported in 24 hours


SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today 1,941 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional confirmed deaths.


  • Bureau County: 1 male 80s
  • Clinton County: 1 male 90s
  • Coles County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 60s
  • Hancock County: 1 male 80s
  • Henry County: 1 female 60s
  • Jasper County: 1 male 60s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s
  • Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s
  • Lawrence County: 1 female 80s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 80s
  • Macon County: 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Massac County: 1 female 90s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 90s
  • Perry County: 1 female 70s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Wayne County: 1 female 50s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 90s


Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 266,151 cases, including 8,367 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 9 – September 15 is 3.7%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 52,311 specimens for a total of 4,863,138.  As of last night, 1,565 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 345 patients were in the ICU and 143 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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.