DeWitt County on virus warning list


CLINTON — As COVID-19 cases surge, primarily among unvaccinated people, the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health currently lists DeWitt and Piatt counties as “high transmission” areas, and DeWitt County is on the state COVID warning list.

In fact, according to the CDC COVID Tracker, nearly every part of the country is currently listed as areas of high COVID transmission.

For the period Aug. 23-29, Public Health Administrator David Remmert reported DeWitt County currently had 53 active COVID cases.  Piatt County reported 45.

His update report issued on Monday included 32 new cases in DeWitt County for Aug. 23-29, which included 10 new cases in Clinton for the period.

One DeWitt County death from COVID was reported, a woman in her 70s. 

DeWitt County has had a total of 1,818 COVID cases reported with 1,781 in Piatt County with 31 deaths in DeWitt County, 14 deaths in Piatt County.

Vaccinations are still available through the health department by calling (217) 935-3427 ext. 214.  Walgreen’s and state-sponsored clinics also offer vaccinations.

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