CLINTON — In his most recent (Jan. 4) COVID-19 update, health department directory David Remmert reported breakdowns of recent cases by town/county weren’t available because of the recent surge in local cases.
The health department reported there were currently 447 active cases in DeWitt and Piatt counties. Both counties remain on the COVID warning list.
“Active cases are growing exponentially over the past several weeks,” Remmert has reported.
The Omicron variant of the coronavirus was first detected in Illinois on December 7, and the local health department continues to recommend vaccination as the best protection against COVID.
Vaccination for COVID is available through the DeWItt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department offices. They are scheduling appointments for 3rd dose/booster shots, and are also scheduling vaccinations for children ages 5-11. Call for an appointment. In DeWitt Co, call (217) 935-3427 ext. 2141 or in Piatt Co, call (217) 762-7911 ext. 2211.
Vaccinations also are available through local pharmacies or state-sponsored vaccination clinics.
Additional vaccination information is located here: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html