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The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department is reporting the County’s fourth positive coronavirus test today.


A 50-year old male received testing at Kirby Medical Center and is now quarantined in his home. He is in contact with health officials daily. 


The Piatt County four cases do not include a Piatt woman who is in Chicago was tested, treated and is recovering there. Health Department Executive Director Dave Remmert indicates she is not being included in the Piatt total.


DeWitt County remains at one case with 55 total tests administered and 50 negative results and five pending. 


In Piatt County, 56 tests have been conducted with 50 negatives and two current pending tests. 


Remmert indicates it may take a while for the Illinois Department of Public Health figures to reflect the accurate count of cases if you visit their website.


The Logan County Health Department is reporting its second case of coronavirus. They have tested 92 individuals and are waiting on eight test results with 82 total negatives. 


The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,287

new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 73 additional



12,294 of the state’s 13,549 cases are in the Chicago area and Illinois now has experienced 380 fatalities.


91-percent of coronavirus cases are in Chicago.


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