Covid-19 Update 8/23-8/29
DeWitt/Piatt COVID Update:
Current Active Cases:
DeWitt: 53 Piatt: 45
DeWitt: 1 new case in Farmer City.
Piatt: 7 new cases in White Heath. 2 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in Mansfield.
DeWitt: 6 new cases in Clinton. 3 new cases in Farmer City.
Piatt: 1 new case in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in Monticello.
DeWitt: 6 new cases in Clinton. 4 new cases in Farmer City. 1 new case in Wapella. 1 new case in De Witt.
Piatt: 4 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in Bement.
DeWitt: 1 new case in Clinton. 1 new case in Farmer City.
Piatt: 6 new cases in Monticello. 2 new cases in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in White Heath.
DeWitt: 7 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Farmer City. 1 new case in DeWitt.
Piatt: 4 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in Lodge. 3 new cases in Mansfield.
DeWitt: 6 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Wapella.
Piatt: 1 new case in Cerro Gordo. 2 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in LaPlace. 1 new case in White Heath.
DeWitt: 5 new cases in Farmer City.
Piatt: 3 new cases in Monticello.
DeWitt County reported 1 death on 8/26/2021 – female in her 70’s
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1818 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1781 cases. Over the past week, DeWitt Co has had 45 cases, Piatt Co has had 42 cases. There have now been a total of 31 deaths in DeWitt Co and 14 deaths in Piatt Co due to COVID-19.
Vaccination for COVID is available through our offices. Please call us for an appointment. In DeWitt Co, call (217)935-3427 ext. 2141 or in Piatt Co, call (217) 762-7911 ext. 2211. You can also receive vaccination through our local Walgreens, or through state sponsored vaccination clinics in areas nearby.
Additional vaccination information is located here: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
The CDC now recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
CDC DOES NOT recommend additional doses or booster shots for any other population at this time.
Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
According to IDPH data, 13,098 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in DeWitt Co, including 79.64 percent of those aged 65 and older, the population at greatest risk. In addition, 15,558 doses have been administered in Piatt Co, including 86.48% of those aged 65 and older.
There has been growing concern regarding the Delta strain of the COVID-19 virus. We do not have adequate data at this time to determine if any of the active cases are from this strain. Delta has been detected in our jurisdiction. Vaccination remains the best option to protect oneself against COVID-19, including the Delta variant.
Case numbers are rising substantially in both counties. DeWitt County is currently on the state WARNING LIST for COVID-19. The county warning list metrics are found here:
and the county/school metrics are found here:
Please be aware that both counties are currently noted as SUBSTANTIAL TRANSMISSION areas.
David M. Remmert, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Public Health Administrator