A third confirmed case of COVID-19 is being reported today (Wednesday, April 29) in DeWitt County, it's second case in as many days.

David Remmert, Director of the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department said the most recent case is “a 22-year-old (female) healthcare worker who works in Decatur and is a close contact of the case reported yesterday. Contact tracing remains ongoing. This case is following quarantine guidance specific to healthcare workers, and contacts are following quarantine orders. All remain under daily monitoring.”

There have now been three confirmed cases in DeWitt County since the start of April, and six in Piatt County over that time span.

Of the nine cases in DeWitt and Piatt County, five have been in healthcare workers.

Testing update

A COVID-19 testing update for Wednesday, April 28, according to the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department:

DeWitt County: 160 people tested, 153 negative, 4 pending, 3 confirmed case (1 of those has recovered)

Piatt County: 179 people tested, 173 negative, 0 pending, 6 confirmed cases (all recovered)

There have been 9 confirmed cases in DeWitt and Piatt County since April 2, all of whom are considered recovered. The most recent was April 16 for Piatt County. DeWitt County's most recent case was on April 29.

State cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,253 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 92 additional deaths.

–Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 3 males 40s, 3 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 8 females 60s, 10 males 60s, 6 females 70s, 11 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 3 males 90s, 1 female 100+

–DuPage County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+

–Jasper County: 1 male 90s

–Jefferson County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 100+

–Kane County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 90s

–Kankakee County: 1 female 90s

–Kendall County: 1 male 90s

–Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s

–Madison County: 1 male 80s

–McHenry County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

–Sangamon County: 1 female 80s

–Shelby County: 1 male 70s

–St. Clair County: 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s

–Vermilion County: 1 male 70s

–Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 50,355 cases, including 2,215 deaths, in 96 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have processed 14,478 specimens for a total of 256,667.

IDPH cautions that data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered. Data are available by county on the IDPH website – www.dph.illinois.gov/COVID19. Information for two deaths previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.