October 20, 2020
DeWitt/Piatt Testing Update: 10/6/2020
DeWitt: 1 new case in Clinton. 1 new case in Farmer City.
Piatt: 1 new case in Cerro Gordo
DeWitt: 6 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Weldon.
Piatt: 1 new case in Mansfield
1 male in his 20’s.
1 male in his 30’s.
1 female in her 60’s.
1 male in his 60’s.
1 female in her 70’s.
1 male in his 70’s.
2 females in their 80’s.
1 male in his 80’s.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had 171 cases total and Piatt Co has had 169 cases total.
Cases are spiking in both counties, but especially in DeWitt Co. Be diligent about the 3 W’s: Wash your hands, Watch your Distance (6 ft or more apart), Wear a Mask while in public.
We will be hosting a IDPH mobile testing unit on October 10/11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. This mobile testing unit will provide FREE tests and will be parked at our agency office located at 5924 Revere Road, Clinton, IL.
IDPH Updates: 10/6/20
Public Health Officials Announce 1,617 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,617 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 32 additional confirmed deaths.
- • Boone County: 1 female 90s
- • Bureau County: 1 male 80s
- • Clinton County: 1 female 70s
- • Coles County: 2 males 70s
- • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- • DeKalb County: 1 male 80s
- • DuPage County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 70s
- • Grundy County: 1 male 60s
- • Kane County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
- • Lake County: 1 male 40s
- • Logan County: 1 female 80s
- • Marion County: 1 male 70s
- • Monroe County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- • Pike County: 1 female 90s
- • Richland County: 1 male 80s
- • Schuyler County: 1 female 60s
- • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
- • Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
- • Will County: 1 female 70s
- • Winnebago County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 100+
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 305,011 cases, including 8,836 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 29 – October 5 is 3.4%. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 49,513 specimens for a total of 5,974,469. As of last night, 1,673 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 384 patients were in the ICU and 159 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. Information for a death previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email email@example.com.
Roll Your #SleeveUp to #FightFlu
Public health officials in Illinois urge everyone to get a flu vaccine
SPRINGFIELD – Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever as we brace for a dual outbreak of flu and COVID-19 this fall and winter. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and local health departments across Illinois are challenging everyone to roll their #SleeveUp to get a flu shot and help protect not only themselves, but those around them.
“There is the potential that people could become co-infected with both flu and COVID-19,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “Although a COVID-19 vaccine is still being developed and tested, we do have a vaccine to combat this season’s anticipated flu viruses. I want to challenge everyone to roll their #SleeveUp and show us you that you’ve received your flu shot and are committed to protect those around you.”
Show your support by using the hashtag #SleeveUp on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok) and show you care about the health of those around you and are doing your part to #FightFlu. For the IDPH #SleeveUp social media toolkit, please visit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/sleeveup#imagesLink.
By increasing the number of people who are vaccinated, we can help reduce the number of flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths, which can in turn help reduce the burden on our medical system and save medical resources for patients with COVID-19.
Wearing a mask, washing your hands often, getting a flu vaccine, and watching your distance are four simple actions that everyone, especially people at higher risk of developing serious flu complications, should take to help reduce the spread of flu.
- Mask Up: Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when out in public.
- Lather Up: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
- Sleeve Up: Roll up your sleeve to get a flu shot.
- Back Up: Keep 6 feet of distance between you and others.
The more people vaccinated against flu, the more people protected from flu. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/protect-your-health.html.