* Remember this statement by DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department Director Dave Remmert last week?…
This weekend’s mobile COVID testing site should help DeWitt County increase testing and allow the County to come off the Governor’s COVID warning list.
95 samples were taken over the weekend at the mobile testing unit at the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department location on Revere Road in Clinton.
Results from those tests are not in yet however, the health department is reporting a large spike in cases, including multiple positive tests at Liberty Village in Clinton.
Monday, the health department reported 11 new cases in Clinton and four new cases in Piatt County, with three in Monticello and one in Mansfield. Sunday the Health Department did not issue a report. Saturday there were four new DeWitt County cases reported, all in Clinton, while there were three new Piatt County cases with three in Monticello and one each in Bement and Hammond.
Friday the health department reported three new cases in DeWitt County, all in Clinton. Piatt County reported four new cases with two in La Place and one each in Cerro Gordo and Monticello.
Thursday there were 34 new cases reported in Clinton and the health department described them as, quote - “outbreak-related”. There was also a new case in Weldon.
* Winnebago County Board chairman candidate on COVID-19 quarantine: “It’s tough,” Chiarelli said. “I’ve been really careful going out, but during a campaign you meet a lot of people. You’re masked up, but you’re going places. At that time, that week, the restaurants and facilities were still open.”
* Rockford Superintendent Ehren Jarrett quarantining after family member tests positive for COVID-19: Earlier on Monday, Jarrett released a statement to district families and staff assuring them that schools are doing an excellent job of preventing the spread of the virus, which has infected 7,458 and killed 160 people in Winnebago County since March.
* Pop-up free COVID-19 testing site opens at DeKalb High School as IDPH releases Monday data: Coming off its biggest single-day increase on Friday, the DeKalb County Health Department did not update its website with new information on Monday. New updated COVID-19 cases are expected Tuesday.