Three additional COVID-19-related deaths in DeWitt County have been reported in the last two days (Nov. 24-25) by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

On Tuesday, the death of a man in his 80s was reported. The next day, two deaths were reported, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 90s.

DeWitt County has now had 14 COVID-19 deaths recorded by the state since the pandemic began earlier this year. Piatt County has recorded five deaths in that time period.

DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Administrator David Remmert said 15 of the 19 deaths in the bi-county area have been in long term care facilities.

In an update Wednesday, he also reported 63 new positive tests in Piatt County on Nov. 21-24, with 32 in DeWitt County over that time span.

Since the start of the pandemic, Piatt County has recorded 760 positive tests for COVID-19, DeWitt County 632 cases.



New cases per city include:

Piatt County

Monticello, 23

Bement, 9

White Heath, 7

Cerro Gordo, 6

Hammond, 6

Atwood, 5

Mansfield, 4

Milmine, 2

Cisco, 1



DeWitt County

Clinton, 15

Farmer City, 10

Wapella, 2

DeLand, 2

Dewitt, 2

Waynesville, 1



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