IDPH Update and Local Testing Numbers: 8/31/2020
December 02, 2020

DeWitt/Piatt Testing Update: 




DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton.

Piatt: 1 new case from Monticello who was hospitalized over the weekend.


1 female in her 20’s

1 female in her 40’s

1 male in his 70’s


Currently DeWitt has 6 active cases and Piatt has 6 active cases. DeWitt Co has had one death noted in the death certificate with COVID-19 listed as a primary cause in an 80+ year old male who was hospitalized with a head injury due to a fall.


DeWitt Co has had 45 cases.  Piatt Co. has had 86 cases.  131 cases total for our two-county jurisdiction. 119 cases are now considered RECOVERED.


Administrator Comment:  Please note - the CDC released new information this weekend found at:  https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm?fbclid=lwAR2PcFrRYmWibcz886GrQnZPmjqSswsIV9mXkhTkip14YaTRC-8qSfGLxpw that looks at the profound role that co-morbidities plays in deaths due to COVID-19. This data notes that in 94% of all deaths there were significant co-morbidities found that contributed to the death. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death. In other words, if there are no co-morbidities, and if you are not over the age of 65, risks of severe outcomes are significantly lower.


While there are currently 30 Illinois counties in the WARNING LEVEL for COVID-19, neither county in our jurisdiction is under the warning level in the IDPH County Metrics found at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.


IDPH Update: 8/31/2020


Public Health Officials Announce 1,668 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease


SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,668 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 7 additional confirmed deaths.


- Bureau County: 1 male 40s

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

- Lake County: 1 female 70s

- Perry County: 1 male 90s


Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 235,023 cases, including 8,026 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 47,379 specimens for a total of 4,064,161. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 24 – August 30 is 4.1%. As of last night, 1,492 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 347 patients were in the ICU and 157 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.