January 22, 2021
DeWitt/Piatt Testing Numbers:
DeWitt: 13 new cases in Clinton. 2 new cases in Farmer City. 1 new case in Wapella.
Piatt: 4 new cases in Monticello. 3 new cases in Bement. 2 new cases in Mansfield. 1 new case in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in Milmine.
DeWitt: 8 new cases in Clinton. 4 new cases in Farmer City. 3 new cases in Waynesville.
Piatt: 4 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in Bement. 1 new case in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in White Heath.
DeWitt: 6 new cases in Clinton.
Piatt: 3 new cases in Monticello. 2 new cases in Bement. 1 new case in La Place.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1110 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1183 cases.
DeWitt Co has had a total of 19 deaths. Piatt Co has had a total of 10 deaths. One additional death in Piatt Co was confirmed, a male in his 90s.
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. We will continue to alert the public as additional priorities are announced but it is expected that we will be able to move into 1B priority groups within 2 weeks. 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.”
Additional vaccination information is located here: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq
The expectation is that 1B priority groups will likely take multiple months to work through as this is a significant population of people. It is expected that we will be working with multiple other local area providers and that this may involve the establishment of special vaccination clinics in the community. Please be patient.
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 hosted a mobile testing unit on Saturday last week at our Clinton location. 71 tests were processed through this unit.
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: 1/11/2021
Public Health Officials Announce 4,776 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,776 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 53 additional deaths.
− Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 7 males 60s, 5 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 7 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 3 males 90s
− DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
− Kane County: 1 female 80s
− Lake County: 1 male 80s
− LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
− Livingston County: 1 male 40s
− McDonough County: 1 female 70s
− Will County: 1 male 60s
− Winnebago County: 1 female 70s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,033,526 cases, including 17,627 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 66,697 specimens for a total 14,169,986. As of last night, 3,540 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 759 patients were in the ICU and 401 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 4–10, 2021 is 7.6%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 4–10, 2021 is 8.9%.
*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.