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Piatt County is reporting a new case of coronavirus Thursday afternoon.


The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department is a 62-year old female who is a health care worker who works in Urbana and was exposed on the job.  She has no household contacts and is in quarantine currently following guidance for healthcare workers.  She will be monitored daily through the health department office and will continue monitoring at work when she is allowed to return.


In total, Piatt County has tested 97 individuals with five recovered and two pending cases. 


DeWitt County still has one individual recovered from coronavirus and 98 tests administered with seven tests pending.


Logan County has reported a fifth coronavirus case, however, the Health Department indicates there is confusion currently about if the individual will be considered a Logan County case going forward because the individual is an inmate at Logan Correctional Center and was tested in Aurora on April 14.


Two individuals who tested positive for coronavirus in Logan County have recovered.


Thursday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,140 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois, including 125 additional deaths.


In total, the Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 25,733 cases, including 1,072 deaths, in 90 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.


92-percent of the State's coronavirus cases continue to be in the Chicago area with 23,580 in Chicago and the surrounding counties. 


122,589 individuals have been tested in Illinois. 

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