IDPH Update and Local Testing Numbers: 8/17/2020
December 02, 2020

DeWitt/Piatt Testing Update: 



DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton. 1 case was reported late and has already completed isolation. The other is a female who is currently hospitalized. 3 cases recovered.

Piatt: 2 new cases in Monticello. Both are from the same household and were exposed in the home: a 50 year old male and a 14 year old female. 1 case recovered.




No cases reported for today. There were no active cases released from isolation today.

There have been many new reports of close contacts of cases who have had contact with cases outside of DeWitt or Piatt counties. When you visit with individuals who do not reside in your household, maintain social distance and wear a mask. Practice good hand hygiene and if you’re sick, STAY HOME and contact your doctor.

If you go to receive a test for COVID-19, isolate at home and wait for test results as to not potentially expose yourself to people who are not sick.  


DeWitt Co has had a total of 38 cases

Piatt Co has had a total of 73 cases.  There have been 111 total cases in our two-county jurisdiction.

Both counties ARE NOT at the warning level in the county metrics located at www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.



IDPH Update: 8/17/2020


Public Health Officials Announce 1,773 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,773 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 12 additional confirmed deaths.


  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Jo Daviess County: 1 male 80s
  • LaSalle County: 1female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 unknown 90s
  • McLean County: 1 female 60s
  • Rock Island County: 1 female 100+
  • Wabash County: 1 female 60s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 90s


Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 207,854 cases, including 7,756 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 38,246 specimens for a total of 3,405,097.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 10 – August 16 is 4.2%.  As of last night, 1,544 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 340 patients were in the ICU and 126 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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.