DeWitt County has added 31 news cases of COVID since Sunday while in Piatt County their case count is up 27.
The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department released new data late Wednesday, indicating with these additional cases, DeWitt Co has had a total of 689 cases; Piatt Co has had a total of 842 cases.
They estimate there are currently 240 active cases, 101 in DeWitt County and 139 in Piatt County.
However, the term "active" is a misnomer and represents only those who have received a confirmed positive test. Many more cases may exist in the population who have not tested for the disease, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.
An additional death was reported over the weekend, a DeWitt Co resident in her 70s. There has been 15 deaths total in DeWitt Co due to COVID-19, 5 deaths total in Piatt Co.
The health department reminds cases are spiking locally, statewide, and nationwide and continue to ask the public to refrain from attending events/parties/gatherings and to not host such gatherings.
Wash your hands frequently, Watch your distance (6 feet or more), and Wear a mask when in public. Additionally - protect the vulnerable population and get tested even when asymptomatic.