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The war is not over but local health officials say everyone's measures to self-quarantine are proving to be effective.


DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department Director Dave Remmert is very encouraged by the trends he's seeing in coronavirus cases in Illinois. He says the growth of cases, right now, is not growing exponentially and he feels much better this week than he did this time last week.



According to Paul Skowron, CEO of Warner Hospital and Health Services, the growth of the coronavirus in places like Chicago and New York City is not surprising given the dense population but he also credits concerted self-quarantine efforts by central Illinois businesses and residents.



Social media is likely to circulate worst-case scenario projections for the coronavirus and even Tuesday afternoon, Governor JB Pritzker laid out what a worst-case scenario might look like in Illinois but Remmert indicates south of Chicago, numbers are looking very good.



Skowron reassures the public in DeWitt County, Warner Hospital is supplied sufficiently with personal protective equipment, or PPE commonly referred to in other forums, and they have already received supplies to be in a position battle this pandemic should it hit locally. 

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