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The two female healthcare workers who tested positive for coronavirus in DeWitt County have recovered, bringing the recovery rate for the DeWitt and Piatt County region to 100-percent for coronavirus.


The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department says there are still six tests pending for staff and residents at Liberty Village in Clinton. 


In their daily release, the Health Department says quote - "We are reviewing the RECOVERY ILLINOIS plans announced yesterday by Governor Pritzker and where we stand currently in terms of the data metrics involved in moving toward the next phases.  We will need to move along the phases sequentially even though the metrics involved in moving to phase 3 and to phase 4 are the same.  These are regional approaches with the Central IL region encompassing EMS Regions 3 and 6.  The plan requires a stable hospitalization rate for 28 days within the region.  No region would be able to progress into the next phase until June 1."


In Logan County, the Health Department reports a spike in tests awaiting results to 16. There are still three active cases in the county and testing is up to 399 specimens processed.


The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,270 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois, including 136 additional deaths. 


Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 68,232 cases, including 2,974 deaths, in 97 counties in Illinois. 90-percent of the state's case total is in the Chicago area. 


Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have processed 14,974 specimens for a total of 361,260.  

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