Piatt County has reported two additional cases of coronavirus.
DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department Director Dave Remmert tells Regional Radio News, two females have tested positive. One is a 32-year old healthcare worker and the other a 47-year old female in Cook County.
Many wonders why the identity of these individuals cannot be released. While there are laws against such action, Remmert also fears the backlash these individuals would face if their identities were released.
The case of the Piatt County that is in Cook County is one that could ultimately end up being one of their tallies down the road. Remmert says that decision will likely be up to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department is still reporting just a single case in DeWitt County despite the IDPH website showing three Monday afternoon. Remmert indicates one of those is still counting the college student at Mizzou and that case will soon be transferred to Missouri.