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DeWitt County Adds 22 New COVID Cases Between Friday and Sunday, Piatt County Adds 18

DeWitt County added 22 new COVID cases between Friday and Sunday this weekend while Piatt County added 18.


The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department announced the additional cases on Monday evening, bringing DeWitt County to a total of 801 and Piatt County has had a total of 940.


One additional COVID-19 death was reported yesterday - a DeWitt County male in his 90s.  DeWitt County has had a total of 16 deaths. Piatt County has had a total of 5 deaths.


The Health Department last week indicated to Regional Radio News their contact tracers are beginning to catch up on their case loads thanks to a gradual reduction in overall cases. 


They continue to encourage not attending big events, parties and gatherings and do not host such events. 


Wash your hands frequently, watch your distance and wear a mask when in public. 


They also continue to encourage getting tested even when asymptomatic.


The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) yesterday reported 7,214 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 103 additional deaths.


Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 92,256 specimens for a total 11,869,088. As of last night, 4,951 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,070 patients were in the ICU and 621 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.


The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from December 7 – December 13, 2020 is 8.7%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from December 7 – December 13, 2020 is 10.3%.

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