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:
White Heath, 7
Cerro Gordo, 6
Farmer City, 10