January 22, 2021
DeWitt/Piatt Testing Numbers:
DeWitt: 15 new cases in Clinton. 4 new cases in Farmer City. 1 new case in Kenney.
Piatt: 7 new cases in Monticello. 3 new cases in Cerro Gordo. 3 new cases in Bement. 1 new case in Mansfield. 1 new case in White Heath.
DeWitt: 19 new cases in Clinton. 3 new cases in Kenney. 2 new cases in Wapella. 1 new case in Lane.
Piatt: 6 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in Bement.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1073 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1159 cases.
DeWitt Co has had a total of 19 deaths. Piatt Co has had a total of 9 deaths.
We are receiving numerous calls and emails regarding vaccinations. Please remember, these doses are distributed according to a federal CDC prioritization schedule starting with frontline healthcare workers. LTC facility doses will be distributed via a pharmacy partnership between IDPH and CVS/Walgreens. We expect to be serving these priority audiences until additional doses are released likely within a few weeks. We will continue to alert the public as additional priorities are announced. We are accepting names of individuals to be placed on a list now that fall within the next priority, 1b, populations to enable us to have some idea of numbers. According to IDPH guidance:
“Phase 1B will include frontline essential workers and residents age 65 and over. The frontline essential workers designation includes many residents who carry a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure because of their work duties, often because they are unable to work from home, and/or they must work closely to others without being able to socially distance. This includes first responders, education, food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections workers and inmates, USPS workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and staff at shelters and day cares. To provide more equitable vaccine access to elder populations given data showing people of color die of COVID-19 at younger ages, Illinois lowered the age eligibility recommended by ACIP by 10 years, from age 75 to age 65. Illinois has 1.3 million people who qualify as “frontline essential workers” and 1.9 million adults age 65 and over, totaling 3.2 million eligible Illinoisans.”
We are seeing a significant increase in case numbers this week. Both Piatt and DeWitt Counties have returned to the state WARNING LIST for COVID-19.
We will host a MOBILE TESTING UNIT today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our facility in Clinton, IL located at 5924 Revere Road. All are welcome whether you have symptoms or not. Tests are free.
PLEASE remember our prevention protocol: WASH your hands frequently, WEAR a mask when in public, WATCH your distance (maintain a 6 ft distance), don't attend or host gatherings, shelter vulnerable populations.
IDPH Update: 1/8/2021
Public Health Officials Announce 9,277 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 9,277 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths. Illinois has now reported more than one million cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
− Adams County: 1 male 70s
− Boone County: 1 female 80s
− Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 3 females 50s, 2 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 7 males 70s, 7 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 7 males 90s
− DeKalb County: 1 female 60s
− DuPage County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
− Edwards County: 1 male 80s
− Effingham County: 1 male 80s
− Fayette County: 1 female 80s
− Fulton County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
− Henry County: 1 male 90s
− Iroquois County: 1 male 60s
− Jackson County: 1 male 60s
− Jefferson County: 1 female 90s
− Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
− Kankakee County: 1 female 80s
− Knox County: 1 male 50s
− Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 3 females 90s
− LaSalle County: 1 male 80s
− Livingston County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
− Madison County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
− Marion County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
− Marshall County: 1 female 50s
− McLean County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
− Montgomery County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
− Morgan County: 1 male 70s
− Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
− Perry County: 1 female 60s
− Randolph County: 1 female 90s
− Richland County: 1 female 70s
− Rock Island County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90
− Saline County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
− Sangamon County: 1 male 90s
− St. Clair County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
− Stark County: 1 male 80s
− Stephenson County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s
− Tazewell County: 1 male 40s, 4 males 70s
− Vermilion County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
− Whiteside County: 1 male 60s
− Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s
− Williamson County: 1 male 70s
− Winnebago County: 2 females 90s
− Woodford County: 1 female 90s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,017,322 cases, including 17,395 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 118,665 specimens for a total 13,922,611. As of last night, 3,777 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 780 patients were in the ICU and 422 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 1–7, 2021 is 8.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 1–7, 2021 is 9.5%.
*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 deaths 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.