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The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department is reporting two new cases of coronavirus in DeWitt County this week.

 

Both cases are females in their 40s. A 42-year-old female had COVID-like symptoms that are resolving and the other 48-year-old female with no signs or symptoms. 

 

In total, four individuals have previously recovered from the coronavirus in DeWitt County and the two positive tests bringing the County's total number of cases to six. This week's positive tests are the first positive cases in DeWitt County since May 22. 

 

Additionally, Piatt County is reporting a new case this week. A 24-year-old female healthcare worker who was showing no signs or symptoms.

 

Piatt County has had 16 previous cases, all individuals recovered, and there are three active cases in the County. 

 

The Health Department indicates identified close contacts have been notified or have been attempted to be notified and are being monitored for 14 days after the last date of contact with the case.

 

In total, 2439 tests have been done for the jurisdiction of the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department with 968 in DeWitt County and 1471 in Piatt County. 

 

An update from the Logan County Health Department, they are reporting three active cases with 12 recovered for a total of 15 cases out of 2,333 samples tested. 

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) yesterday announced 828 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

 

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 144,013cases, including 6,951 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois. 

 

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 33,090 specimens for a total of 1,636,055.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of the total test from June 24 –June 30 is 2.6%.

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