March 01, 2021
DeWitt/Piatt Testing Numbers:
DeWitt: 4 new cases in Clinton. 3 new cases in Kenney. 1 new case in Farmer City. 1 new case in Waynesville.
Piatt: 3 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in Bement.
DeWitt: 5 new cases in Clinton. 2 new cases in Farmer City.
Piatt: 3 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in Bement. 1 new case in Mansfield. 1 new case in White Heath.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1201 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1239 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. 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. WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING APPOINTMENTS for vaccination IN OUR OFFICES due to OVERWHELMING demand. There are THOUSANDS of people eligible in our population currently so BE PATIENT and DO NOT expect to get your vaccinations immediately. This is dictated by local resources including SUPPLY OF VACCINE, NOT demand.
We will be working with multiple other local area providers to establish special vaccination clinics in the community and plan to start these clinics the week of February 1. These details will be announced shortly. 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, however a long wait time for assistance is to be expected. Your best option is the SignUpGenius. 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.
Additional vaccination information is located here: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq
IDPH has announced that REGION 6 has now advanced to Phase 4 mitigation measures. This allows for indoor dining with capacity restrictions, and larger group meetings up to 50 people. More information on these mitigation measures can be found here: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics.
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: 1/21/2021
Public Health Officials Announce 4,979 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease
Region 4 on track to move to Tier 2
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,979 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 123 additional deaths.
− Adams County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
− Bond County: 1 male 80s
− Boone County: 1 male 80s
− Christian County: 1 male 60s
− Coles County: 1 female 20s
− Cook County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 8 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 9 males 70s, 9 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 4 males 90s 1 female 100+
− Douglas County: 1 male 80s
− DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
− Effingham County: 1 male 80s
− Henry County: 1 male 80s
− Iroquois County: 1 male 70s
− Jackson County: 1 male 80s
− Jersey County: 1 female 70s
− Kane County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s
− Kankakee County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
− Knox County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
− Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
− Lee County: 1 male 80s
− Livingston County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
− Macoupin County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
− Madison County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s
− Marion County: 1 male 60s
− Massac County: 1 female 80s
− McHenry County: 1 male 90s
− McLean County: 2 females 80s
− Montgomery County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
− Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
− Pike County: 2 females 80s
− Pope County: 1 male 90s
− Randolph County: 2 females 80s
− Saline County: 1 male 70s
− St. Clair County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
− Tazewell County: 1 female 80s
− Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
− Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
− Woodford County: 1 male 70s
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,086,333 cases, including 18,520 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 99,036 specimens for a total 15,083,685. As of last night, 3,281 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 662 patients were in the ICU and 358 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from January 14–20, 2021 is 5.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from January 14–20, 2021 is 6.5%.
As of last night, 901,025 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 524,050 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 1,425,075. IDPH is currently reporting a total of 572,389 vaccines administered, including 90,752 for long-term care facilities. Yesterday, a total of 34,649 doses were administered. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 22,585 doses.
If all the mitigation metrics continue to improve, Region 4 will move into Tier 2 on Friday, January 22, 2021.
*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 email@example.com.