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DeWitt, Piatt Counties Report First Cases of Coronavirus

The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department reported Thursday afternoon the first two cases of coronavirus, one each in DeWitt and Piatt Counties.


Executive Director Dave Remmert indicates the DeWitt County resident is a 52-year old female, currently in isolation and the Piatt County resident is a 22-year old healthcare worker.



The two individuals will now quarantine themselves and Remmert indicates they will begin working to contact trace.



For individuals that are showing signs of coronavirus, whether you get tested or now, Remmert recommends self-isolation.



Testing at this time is still only recommended for symptomatic individuals at the recommendation of a doctor. Officials say to contact your healthcare provider before trying to go to the Health Department or local hospital for testing. 

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