DeWitt/Piatt COVID Update:
Current Active Cases:
DeWitt: 47 Piatt: 14
DeWitt: 4 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in Heyworth.
Piatt: 2 new cases in Hammond. 1 new case in Atwood. 1 new case in La Place.
DeWitt: 4 new cases in Clinton.
Piatt: 1 new case in Bement.
DeWitt: 5 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in DeWitt.
Piatt: 2 new cases in Atwood. 1 new case in Milmine. 1 new case in Bement. 1 new case in LaPlace. 2 new cases in Cisco.
DeWitt: 11 new cases in Clinton.
Piatt: 1 new case in Cerro Gordo. 1 new case in Hammond.
DeWitt: 8 new cases in Clinton. 1 new case in DeWitt. 1 new case in Wapella.
Piatt: 2 new cases in Bement.
DeWitt: 2 new cases in Clinton.
Piatt: 1 new case in Hammond.
DeWitt: 3 new cases in Clinton. 2 new cases in Wapella.
Piatt: 1 new case in Monticello. 1 new case in Cerro Gordo.
With these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 2125 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 2075 cases. Over the past week, DeWitt Co has had 43 cases, Piatt Co has had 19 cases. There have now been a total of 34 deaths in DeWitt Co and 14 deaths in Piatt Co due to COVID-19.
Vaccination for COVID is available through our offices. We are now scheduling appointments for 3rd dose/Booster shots. 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 local pharmacies, 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
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. In addition, “breakthrough” cases are happening. In those rare incidents where a breakthrough case occurs, they tend to be less severe due to the vaccination status of the individual.
Active Cases have grown over the past week. Both DeWitt or Piatt counties are NO LONGER on the state WARNING LIST for COVID-19. However, incidence rates are still considered “substantial”. The county warning list metrics are found here:
and the county/school metrics are found here:
David M. Remmert, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Public Health Administrator