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Egyptian Health Department Reports 1 White County Death Thursday; 48 New COVID-19 Cases

Egyptian Health Department was notified Thursday of a White County resident who has passed away due to complications of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Egyptian Health Department is saddened by this news and their thoughts are with the family.

In addition, the Egyptian Health Department was notified on Thursday of 48 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

  • Saline County (28)
    • 1 male under the age of 10
    • 2 females in their teens
    • 2 males in their teens
    • 2 females in their 30’s
    • 3 males in their 30’s
    • 4 females in their 40’s
    • 2 males in their 40’s
    • 4 females in their 50’s
    • 1 male in his 50’s
    • 1 female in her 60’s
    • 2 males in their 60’s
    • 2 males in their 70’s
    • 1 female in her 90’s
    • 1 male in their 90’s

 

  • Gallatin County (7)
    • 3 females in their teens
    • 1 male in his teens
    • 1 female in her 20’s
    • 1 male in his 50’s
    • 1 female in her 70’s

 

  • White County (13)
    • 1 male in his teens
    • 2 females in their 20’s
    • 2 males in their 30’s
    • 1 female in her 40’s
    • 1 male in his 40’s
    • 3 males in their 60’s
    • 1 male in his 70’s
    • 1 female in her 80’s
    • 1 female in her 90’s

 

To date, Saline County has had a total of 1,913 lab confirmed positives, including 31 deaths, 696 have recovered, White County has had a total of 1,221 lab-confirmed positives, including 20 deaths, 344 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 374 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 deaths, 166 have recovered. 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 increase. However, the following options to shorten quarantine are acceptable alternatives:

  • Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring. With this strategy, residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be about 1% with an upper limit of about 10%.
  • Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a diagnostic specimen tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. The specimen may be collected and tested within 48 hours before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation (e.g., in anticipation of testing delays), but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than Day 8. In other words, the earliest they could test would be on Day6. With this strategy, the residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be about 5% with an upper limit of about 12%.

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, please answer your phone. Contact Tracers may be calling you to let you know that you have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 positive. Remember to 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. Please note: If you have received results for a COVID-19 Rapid Test– 𝙋𝙊𝙎𝙄𝙏𝙄𝙑𝙀 or 𝙉𝙀𝙂𝘼𝙏𝙄𝙑𝙀– you should still 𝙄𝙎𝙊𝙇𝘼𝙏𝙀 until you receive your lab-confirmed results. Help stop the spread of COVID-19 in your community.
IDPH announced that Illinois had a total of 8,009 new confirmed cases and 133 additional deaths. Bringing the total of 963,389 confirmed cases and 16,490 deaths in Illinois.
Please 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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