The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department reported 198 new coronavirus cases between the two counties this past week.
On Sunday one new case was reported in Clinton. Both counties added 24 cases on Monday. On Tuesday, DeWitt County reported 14 cases with 11 in Clinton. Piatt County reported 20 cases with 8 in Cerro Gordo and 6 in Monticello. On Wednesday 6 cases were reported in Clinton and 13 total cases in Piatt County. Thursday saw 17 cases in DeWitt County with 12 reported in Clinton. Piatt County reported 40 cases with 17 in Monticello. On Friday DeWitt County reported 8 cases with 3 in Wapella, and 2 each in Clinton and Farmer City. Piatt County reported 13 total with 7 in Monticello.
With these additional cases, DeWitt County has had a total of 600 cases, Piatt County has had a total of 697 cases.
3 additional deaths have been reported in our residents over the past week, all DeWitt County residents: 2 females in their 80s and one female in her 90s. These deaths bring our totals to 11 in DeWitt County and 5 in Piatt County
The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department reminds the public that cases are spiking, locally, statewide, and nationwide. Please refrain from attending and hosting gatherings. Wash your hands, watch your distance, wear a mask when in public, protect vulnerable populations, and please test even when asymptomatic.