Bi-county health department reports two new COVID-19 cases


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DEWITT/PIATT COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Health officials for Piatt and DeWitt counties announced Sunday they have a total of eight active cases of coronavirus.

A press release from the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department said they have two new COVID-19 cases to report. In DeWitt County, a 45-year-old Clinton woman tested positive, and in Piatt County an 18-year-old Bement woman did as well.

Piatt County has a total of five active cases, as well as three in DeWitt.

Officials also said there were no hospitalizations for either county.

“DeWitt has had one hospitalization and Piatt has had one hospitalization related to COVID-19,” the release said.

“There have been ZERO COVID-19 related deaths for either county.”

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