DeWitt County woman first local positive COVID-19 case

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CLINTON— The local health department reported Thursday the first person in DeWitt County has tested positive for COVID-19.

A 52-year-old woman reported developing symptoms on Mar. 23 and was tested later on Mar. 30, according to the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department.

Officials believe she was exposed through a household member who attended a Chicago conference.  Another person attending the conference later tested positive for the virus.

A 22-year-old Piatt County woman also has tested positive.

Health department staff will begin attempting to identify anyone who might have had contact with the two confirmed cases.