IDPH Update and Local Testing Numbers: 10/28/2020
December 02, 2020
DeWitt/Piatt Testing Numbers:
10/26/2020 Monday
DeWitt: 3 cases in Clinton. 3 cases in Wapella.
Piatt: 2 cases in Atwood. 2 cases in Cerro Gordo. 2 cases in Monticello. 1 case in Hammond. 1 case in White Heath.
10/27/2020 Tuesday
DeWitt: 3 new cases in Clinton. 2 new cases in Weldon.1 new case in Wapella.
Piatt: 3 new cases in Monticello.
It was announced earlier today a death in a Piatt Co male in his 80s due to COVID.  This is the first COVID death in Piatt County.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had 346 cases total; Piatt Co has had 278 cases total.
Remember, cases are spiking locally, statewide, and nationwide.  Please refrain from attending events/parties/gatherings.  Please don't host such gatherings.  We've seen multiple school-aged birthday parties recently in which a case lead to more than 20+ close contacts who all had to quarantine.  Wash your hands frequently, Watch your distance (6 feet or more), Wear a mask when in public.  Protect vulnerable populations.  Please test even when asymptomatic.  Approx 40 percent of cases of this disease may not have symptoms.

Thank you!



IDPH Update:  10/28/20


Public Health Officials Announce 6,110 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,110 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 51 additional deaths.


- Adams County: 1 female 80s
- Bureau County: 1 female 70s
- Clinton County: 1 female 90s
- Cook County: 1 youth, 3 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 male 90s
- Franklin County: 1 female 50s
- Jefferson County: 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s
- Kankakee County: 1 female 80s
- Knox County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Lake County: 2 females 80s, 1 female 100+
- Macon County: 1 male 70s
- Madison County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s
- Marion County: 1 female 80s
- McLean County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 90s
- Peoria County: 2 females 80s, 2 females 90s
- Piatt County: 1 male 80s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 60s
- Stephenson County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Wayne County: 1 male 60s
- Whiteside County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
- Will County: 2 males 80s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s


Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 389,095 cases, including 9,619 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 October 21 – October 27 is 6.7%.  Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 70,752 specimens for a total 7,459,042.  As of last night, 2,861 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 600 patients were in the ICU and 243 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.


*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.