IDPH Update, Local Testing Numbers, Vaccination Information: 1/14/2021
August 03, 2021

DeWitt/Piatt Testing Numbers:

01/11/2021 Monday

DeWitt: 8 new cases in Clinton. 3 new cases in Farmer City. 1 new case in Kenney. 1 new case in Waynesville.

Piatt: 1 new case in Bement. 1 new case in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in Weldon. 1 new case in White Heath.

01/12/2021 Tuesday

DeWitt: 16 new cases in Clinton. 5 new cases in Kenney. 1 new case in Farmer City. 1 new case in Waynesville.

Piatt: 7 new cases in Monticello. 3 new cases in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in Atwood. 1 new case in De Land. 1 new case in Mansfield. 1 new case in Seymour. 1 new case in White Heath.


With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1146 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1202 cases.  


DeWitt Co has had a total of 20 deaths.  Piatt Co has had a total of 11 deaths.  A death in each county was noted yesterday:  In DeWitt Co a female in her 70s, and in Piatt Co a female in her 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 and LTC facility residents.  LTC facility doses have been distributed via a pharmacy partnership between IDPH and CVS/Walgreens.  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.  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 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.


Last week, DeWitt Co had the 2nd highest case numbers in its COVID history during this pandemic.  We are seeing a post-holiday surge in case numbers over the past two weeks in both counties.  DeWitt County remains on state WARNING LIST for COVID-19.


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.


Thank you!


IDPH Update:  1/14/2021


Public Health Officials Announce 6,652 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

414,296 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Illinois


SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,652 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 88 additional deaths.


− Adams County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 3 females 90s

− Bond County: 1 male 80s

− Bureau County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

− Clark County: 1 female 70s

− Cook County: 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 4 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

− DeWitt County: 1 female 70s

− Douglas County: 1 male 90s

− DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

− Edgar County: 1 male 70s

− Effingham County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s

− Franklin County: 1 male 70s

− Fulton County: 1 female 90s

− Henry County: 1 male 80s

− Jefferson County: 1 male 70s

− Kane County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

− Kankakee County: 1 male 80s

− Knox County: 1 female 60s

− Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s

− LaSalle County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s

− Livingston County: 1 female 80s

− Macon County: 1 female 80s

− Madison County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s

− McHenry County: 2 females 80s

− McLean County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

− Mercer County: 1 male 80s

− Monroe County: 1 male 70s

− Ogle County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

− Peoria County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s

− Piatt County: 1 female 90s

− Pike County: 1 male 70s

− Richland County: 1 male 70s

− Rock Island County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s

− Sangamon County: 2 females 80s

− St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

− Tazewell County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s

− Vermilion County: 1 female 70s

− Warren County: 1 female 80s

− Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s

− Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s


Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,052,682 cases, including 17,928 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 118,036 specimens for a total 14,457,620. As of last night, 3,511 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 742 patients were in the ICU and 382 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.


The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 7–13, 2021 is 6.8%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 7–13, 2021 is 8.0%.

As of last night, 704,225 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 972,750. IDPH is currently reporting a total of 414,296 vaccines administered, including 51,891 for long-term care facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 26,703 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. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.