October 20, 2020
DeWitt/Piatt Testing Update:
The testing update hasn’t been updated since 7/25/2020 for the results of 7/24/2020.
INEDSS was not accessible yesterday or this morning. I will be working on the testing update this evening from home.
There were no new cases that reported on 7/25/2020 in either county.
DeWitt had one new case reported on 7/26/2020: female living in Clinton, isolating at home.
Piatt had one new case reported on 7/26/2020: male living in Monticello, household contact who became a confirmed case during quarantine. He is isolating at home.
DeWitt had no new cases reported today.
Piatt had 2 new cases reported today. 2 males living in Monticello, household contacts who became confirmed cases during their quarantine. They are both isolating at home.
Cases isolate for a minimum of 10 days after their onset of symptoms. Once the 10 days have past and they’ve been fever free for at least 24 hours with symptoms resolving, according to the CDC they are no longer considered infectious.
Close contacts quarantine for a minimum of 14 days after their last date of contact with a confirmed case. A person in quarantine CANNOT test their way out of quarantine.
Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if the become sick.
IDPH Update: 7/27/2020
- Cook County – 1 male 30s, 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 3 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 male 70s, 1 male 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
- Peoria County: 1 female 50s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 172,655 cases, including 7,416 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 30,567 specimens for a total of 2,542,134. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 20 –July 26 is 3.8%. As of last night, 1,417 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 350 patients were in the ICU and 124 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH is now reporting 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. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email email@example.com.