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10 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths Reported Wednesday in Southeastern Illinois

Egyptian Health Department was notified of a Saline County resident and a Gallatin County Resident who have both passed away due to complications of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We, at Egyptian Health Department, are saddened by this news and our thoughts are with the families.
Egyptian Health Department was notified on August 5, 2020, of ten Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

  • Saline County
    • a female, in her teens, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 60’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 70’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 80’s, hospitalized
    • a male, in his 60’s, at home and in isolation
  • Gallatin County
    • a male, in his 20’s, case status in progress
    • a male, in his 50’s, case status in progress
  • White County
    • a female, in her teens, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 30’s, case status in progress
    • a male, in his 40’s, at home and in isolation

To date, Saline County has had a total of 122 lab confirmed positives, including 2 deaths, White County has had a total of 65 lab-confirmed positives, and Gallatin County has a total of 48 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 2 deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health, their healthcare provider, and the individuals have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.

As cases increase, the number of close contacts increases for individuals who need to be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days. Please maintain physical distancing of 6 feet or more at all times.

If you have been tested for COVID-19, please remember that you have to isolate at home until you have received your test results.Help stop the spread of COVID-19 in your community.

IDPH announced that Illinois had 1,749 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 30 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 186,471 confirmed cases and 7,573 deaths in Illinois.

Remember the 3 W’s!

Wear your face covering
Wash your hands
Watch your distance (6 ft!)

Wash your hands frequently. Wear a face covering if you have to go out. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Remain 6 feet apart from others.

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