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The coronavirus continues to expand its reach locally as more individuals continue to test positive for the novel virus that leads to COVID-19.


Executive Director of the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department, Dave Remmert tells Regional Radio News, two more cases cropped up over the weekend in DeWitt County and Piatt County had three new cases Sunday and Monday.



While low positivity rates are a very good thing for DeWitt and Piatt Counties, central Illinois, and the state as a whole, Remmert believes there are a few flaws with those numbers. He points to healthy people getting tested.



On the WHOW Morning Show Tuesday, Remmert told Regional Radio News, as individuals continue to test positive, the most common symptoms continue to be flu-like symptoms. He also notes many individuals are asymptomatic.



Remmert continues to promote mask-wearing as the best way to help slow the spread of this virus. He discussed a recent trip he took to Colorado where a majority of people he encountered in public were masked. He calls it a very good precaution to get through this. 

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