Contact tracing continues to consume officials at the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department, resulting in over a week since their last report.
In that time, Piatt County saw an increase of 139 new COVID cases while DeWitt County added 53 new confirmed cases. In total, the increases make the total for Piatt County 582 while DeWitt County checks in with 530.
The Health Department continues to call for a cease of hosting and attending large gatherings, parties, and events.
They continue to recommend washing your hands frequently, watch your distance (6 feet or more), and wear a mask when in public. Protect vulnerable populations.
The Health Department is also asking to test even when asymptomatic.
They also note we are experiencing the peak number of cases we've seen during this pandemic this week.
All but 4 counties within the State of Illinois are on the State Warning List for COVID-19, including both DeWitt and Piatt.