March 01, 2021
DeWitt/Piatt Testing Numbers:
DeWitt: 15 new cases in Clinton. 2 new cases in Farmer City. 1 new case in Kenney. 1 new case in Wapella.
Piatt: 10 new cases in Monticello. 3 new cases in Cerro Gordo.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1165 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1215 cases.
DeWitt Co has had a total of 20 deaths. Piatt Co has had a total of 11 deaths.
We are receiving numerous calls and emails regarding vaccinations. 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. The 1B priority group includes those aged 65 or older and “Essential Workforce”. According to IDPH guidance:
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.”
ONLY these groups are eligible for receiving vaccination at this time.
Additional vaccination information is located here: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq
The expectation is that 1B priority groups will likely take months to work through as this is a significant population of people needing two-doses. We will be working with multiple other local area providers involving the establishment of special vaccination clinics in the community. Please be patient. Now that we have a better idea of doses needed, WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING NAMES. Please be alert: we will be utilizing local media, our Facebook page, and our website to announce a SignUpGenius page you can go to in order to schedule your appointment for these community clinics. At that time, we will also announce a secondary phone number for those without internet access to call for an appointment. Our provider partnership will provide doses for everyone wanting vaccination in our communities but we will be unable to serve everyone at once, BE PATIENT – this is a marathon, not a sprint.
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, and shelter vulnerable populations.
IDPH Update: 1/15/2021
Public Health Officials Announce 6,642 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease
447,348 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Illinois for a 27,125
7-day rolling average
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 123 additional deaths.
− Adams County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
− Champaign County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
− Christian County: 1 male 50s
− Coles County: 1 male 80s
− Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 6 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 7 females 80s, 10 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 6 males 90s
− DeKalb County: 1 male 80s
− DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s
− Edwards County: 1 female 70s
− Franklin County: 1 male 80s
− Henderson County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+
− Henry County: 1 female 80s
− Iroquois County: 1 male 50s
− Jasper County: 1 female 80s
− Jefferson County: 2 males 70s
− Kane County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
− Kankakee County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
− Kendall County: 1 male 50s
− Lake County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
− Lawrence County: 1 male 70s
− Macoupin County: 1 female 90s
− Madison County: 3 females 80s, 1 female 90s
− McHenry County: 1 male 30s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
− McLean County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
− Monroe County: 1 female 90s
− Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
− Randolph County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
− Richland County: 1 female 60s
− Schuyler County: 1 male 80s
− Shelby County: 1 female 80s
− St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 3 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
− Tazewell County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s
− Vermilion County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s
− Will County: 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s
− Williamson County: 1 female 70s
− Winnebago County: 1 male 60s
− Woodford County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,059,324 cases, including 18,049 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 107,156 specimens for a total 14,564,776. As of last night, 3,446 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 712 patients were in the ICU and 386 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 8–14, 2021 is 6.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 8–14, 2021 is 7.7%.
As of last night, 726,475 doses of vaccine were delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 268,525 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 995,000. IDPH is currently reporting a total of 447,348 vaccines administered, including 56,624 for long-term care facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 27,125 doses.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org.