COVID cases locally are on the rise and DeWitt County has reported two COVID-related fatalities in the last two weeks.
Director of the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department, Dave Remmert indicates over 90-percent of cases are in the unvaccinated.
That trend of unvaccinated driving most of the hospitalizations is holding locally like it is statewide. Remmert continues to promote the vaccination of the population but understands the perspectives of people that do not want to be vaccinated.
Something that seems to be talked about only minimally depending on where you turn for COVID conversation is the impact of natural immunity. Remmert points to data that shows someone infected with COVID has longer-lasting, natural immunity.
The latest data from the Health Department shows 53 active cases of COVID in DeWitt County and 45 in Piatt County.
Vaccination for COVID is available through the health department's offices. Please call them for an appointment. In DeWitt County, call (217)935-3427 ext 2141, or in Piatt County, call (217) 762-7911 ext 2211. You can also receive vaccination through our local Walgreens, or through state-sponsored vaccination clinics in areas nearby.
DeWitt County is currently on the state warning list for COVID.