IDPH Update and Local Testing Numbers: 12/21/2020
January 22, 2021

DeWitt/Piatt Testing Numbers:


12/18/2020 Friday

DeWitt: 5 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Wapella.

Piatt: 7 new cases in Monticello. 2 new cases in White Heath. 1 new case in Bement. 1 new case in Atwood. 1 new case in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in Deland.


12/19/2020 Saturday

DeWitt: 5 new cases in Clinton. 4 new cases in Farmer City. 1 new case in Wapella. 1 new case in Weldon.

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


12/20/2020 Sunday

No Report.


With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 855 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 992 cases.  


No additional deaths have been reported since our last update.  DeWitt Co has had a total of 18 deaths.  Piatt Co has had a total of 6 deaths.


Neither DeWitt County OR Piatt County are on the state WARNING LIST for COVID-19.  It was reported today that our two counties have the LOWEST POSITIVITY RATE in REGION 6.  However, we must remain vigilant. Our weekly incidence rate remains very high and Piatt County case numbers have risen this past week.  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. 


We are receiving reports this week of multiple restaurants not following Phase 3 mitigation measures and continuing to offer indoor dining.  These complaints have been referred to the respective county State’s Attorneys Office.  The Illinois State Police have been to both counties enforcing these mitigation measures.


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:  12/21/2020


Public Health Officials Announce 4,699 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease


SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,699 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 98 additional deaths.


  • Bureau County: 1 male 90s
  • Champaign County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 5 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 8 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 13 females 80s, 13 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 2 males 90s, 1 female over 100
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 male 90s
  • Hamilton County: 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 90s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 2 female 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 70s
  • Madison County: 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Morgan County: 1 male 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s
  • Washington County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s


Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 905,069 cases, including 15,299 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 86,454 specimens for a total 12,520,979. As of last night, 4,460 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 981 patients were in the ICU and 546 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.


The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 14 – December 20, 2020 is 7.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 14 – December 20, 2020 is 9.3%.


*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.