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A 46-year old female healthcare worker has tested positive for coronavirus in Piatt County.


The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department indicates the individual is a healthcare worker in Champaign  County and is having no signs or symptoms at this time and tested positive yesterday (Tuesday).


The individual will isolate at home with a potential release date of May 31st; pending no signs and symptoms and fever-free.  The close contacts have been notified and will isolate and monitor for signs and symptoms at home until June 1st - no one is currently having signs and symptoms. The case and all contacts will undergo daily monitoring from our staff.


One test is pending in each DeWitt and Piatt Counties. 840 tests have been processed.


Logan County now has one active case and nine individuals tested. 804 samples have been processed.


The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,388 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois, including 147 additional deaths.


Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 21,029 specimens for a total of 642,713.  The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate, May 11-17, 2020 is 14%.


IDPH is reporting a total of 100,418 cases, including 4,525 deaths, in 100 counties in Illinois.


Just short of 90-percent of cases are in the Chicagoland area. 

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