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IDPH Update and Local Testing Numbers: 12/18/2020
January 22, 2021

DeWitt/Piatt Testing Numbers:

 

12/16/2020 Wednesday

DeWitt: 9 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Farmer City.

Piatt: 3 new cases in Monticello. 2 new cases in Bement. 1 new case in Hammond. 1 new case in Mansfield.

 

12/17/2020 Thursday

DeWitt: 5 new cases in Clinton. 2 new cases in Waynesville. 1 new case in Farmer City. 1 new case in Wapella.

Piatt: 6 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in Atwood. 1 new case in Bement. 1 new case in La Place.

 

 
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 838 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 975 cases.  

 

Two additional COVID-19 deaths were reported Thursday in DeWitt Co, a male in his 70s and a female in her 90s.  DeWitt Co has had a total of 18 deaths.  Piatt Co has had a total of 6 deaths.

 

It was reported today that 8 counties within the state are NO LONGER ON THE WARNING LIST for COVID-19.  Both DeWitt and Piatt Co are among those 8.  Kudos to both counties and their residents for being cautious. However, we must remain vigilant. Remember, although our case numbers overall are going down, our weekly incidence rate remains very high.  Please refrain from attending events/parties/gatherings.  Please don't host such gatherings.   WASH your hands frequently, WATCH your distance (6 feet or more), WEAR a mask around others not in your same household.  Protect vulnerable populations.  Please test even when asymptomatic. 

 

Quarantine guidance for close contacts was recently updated from the CDC and a clarification provided from IDPH.  Our Health Department contact tracers will work with these close contacts to determine best quarantine options on a case-by-case basis given individual circumstances.

 

The Moderna vaccine has just received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA and quantities are expected to ship soon.  We will continue to work with local providers to ensure priority vaccination schedules are followed.  Quantities should arrive in both Piatt and DeWitt from these shipments.

 

 

Thank you!

  

 

IDPH Update:  12/18/2020

 

 

Public Health Officials Announce 7,377 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

 

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 7,377 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 181 additional deaths.

 

- Adams County: 1 male 80s

- Boone County: 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s

- Cass County: 1 female 70s

- Clay County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

- Cook County: 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 4 males 50s, 6 females 60s, 8 males 60s, 7 females 70s, 14 males 70s, 11 females 80s, 9 males 80s, 8 females 90s, 5 males 90s

- Cumberland County: 1 male 90s

- DeKalb County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

- Douglas County: 1 male 90s

- DuPage County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

- Effingham County: 1 female 100+

- Ford County: 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

- Fulton County: 1 male 80s

- Grundy County: 1 male 80s

- Hancock County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

- Iroquois County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

- Jasper County: 1 male 80s

- Jefferson County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s

- Jersey County: 1 female 90s

- Kane County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

- Kankakee County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

- Knox County: 1 male 70s

- Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 5 females 90s

- LaSalle County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

- Lawrence County: 1 male 70s

- Livingston County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s

- Logan County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

- Madison County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s

- Marion County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 70s

- McHenry County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s  

- McLean County: 1 female 60s

- Morgan County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

- Ogle County: 1 male 70s

- Peoria County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s

- Rock Island County: 2 males 70s

- Sangamon County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s

- Shelby County: 1 male 70s

- St. Clair County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

- Stephenson County: 1 male 80s

- Tazewell County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+

- Warren County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

- Wayne County: 1 male 70s

- White County: 1 female 70s

- Whiteside County: 1 female 80s

- Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 male 90s

- Williamson County: 1 male 60s

- Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

- Woodford County: 2 females 80s

 

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 886,805 cases, including 15,015 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 112,292 specimens for a total 12,259,595. As of last night, 4,690 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,023 patients were in the ICU and 589 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 11 – December 17, 2020 is 8.0%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity

from December 11 – December 17, 2020 is 9.7%.

 

*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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.

 

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