COVID-19 UPDATE 8/30-9/5/21
DeWitt/Piatt COVID Update:
Current Active Cases: 101
DeWitt: 6 new cases in Clinton. 2 new cases in Waynesville. 4 new cases in Farmer City. 1 new case in Weldon.
Piatt: 13 new cases in Monticello.
DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton. 5 new cases in Farmer City.
Piatt: 9 new cases in Monticello. 4 new cases in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in Bement. 1 new case in Mansfield. 1 new case in Atwood.
DeWitt: 4 new cases in Clinton. 2 new cases in Farmer City. 1 new case in Weldon. 1 new case in Wapella.
Piatt: 12 new cases in Monticello. 4 new cases in White Heath. 2 new cases in Bement. 2 new cases in DeLand. 1 new case in Cerro Gordo.
DeWitt: 3 new cases in Farmer City. 2 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Waynesville.
Piatt: 2 new cases in Monticello. 1 new case in Mansfield.
DeWitt: 12 new cases in Clinton. 2 new cases in Weldon. 1 new case in Farmer City. 1 new case in Kenney. 1 new case in Wapella.
Piatt: 16 new cases in Monticello. 5 new cases in Mansfield. 5 new cases in Bement. 1 new case in DeLand.
DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Wapella.
Piatt: 2 new cases in Monticello. 2 new cases in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in Atwood.
DeWitt: 4 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Farmer City.
Piatt: 1 new case in White Heath. 1 new case in Monticello. 1 new case in Bement.
DeWitt County reported 2 deaths:
08/27/2021 – female in her 90’s
09/04/2021 -female in her 60’s
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 1877 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 1869 cases. Over the past week, DeWitt Co has had 59 cases, Piatt Co has had 88 cases. There have now been a total of 33 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.
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. Both counties are 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:
David M. Remmert, M.P.H., Ph.D.