IDPH Update and Local Testing Numbers: 8/3/2020
December 05, 2020

DeWitt/Piatt Testing Update: 8/2/2020 – 8/3/2020


 8/2/2020 – additional cases reported late


DeWitt - Another case was reported in Farmer City yesterday afternoon. 71 year old male.

Piatt - Another case was reported in White Heath yesterday afternoon. 20 year old male.




DeWitt - There were no new cases reported in DeWitt county today.

Piatt - 3 new cases were reported in Mansfield today. 75 year old male and a 71 year old female in the same household. A 51 year old female.


There is no other information to report at this time.


Close contact is defined as closer than 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes. The infection period is 48 hours prior to the onset of signs and symptoms. The CDC has not recommended monitoring "contacts of contacts."

Everyone should be monitoring for signs and symptoms, daily. If you are sick, STAY HOME and contact your doctor or call the COVID-19 hotline to see if and when you should receive testing.


Please, wear a face-covering when you are out in public AND maintain social distance.

If you are sick, be responsible, call your doctor and stay home.


This brings our current case totals as of 8/3/2020 to 31 in DeWitt County and 45 in Piatt County


IDPH Update:


Public Health Officials Announce 1,298 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,298 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 10 additional confirmed deaths.


  • Adams County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 80s


Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 183,241 cases, including 7,526 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 28,475 specimens for a total of 2,806,797.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 27 –August 2 is 4.0%  As of last night, 1,418 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 347 patients were in the ICU and 132 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.  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 dph.sick@illinois.gov.