24 Tri-County Residents Test Positive for COVID-19 Wednesday

24 Tri-County Residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Egyptian Health Department Wednesday. The individuals include:

 

  • Saline County (11)
    • 1 female under the age of 10
    • 2 females in their teens
    • 1 female in her 30’s
    • 1 female in her 50’s
    • 1 female in her70’s
    • 1 female in her 80’s
    • 2 females; age demographics unknown-case status in progress
    • 2 males; age demographics unknown-case status in progress

 

  • Gallatin County (2)
    • 1 female in her 50’s
    • 1 female in her 60’s

 

  • White County (11)
    • 1 male in his teens
    • 1 female in her 20’s
    • 2 females in their 40’s
    • 1 male in his 40’s
    • 2 females in their 50’s
    • 2 females in their 60’s
    • 1 male in his 60’s
    • 1 female in her 70’s

 

 

To date, Saline County has had a total of 2,120 lab confirmed positives, including 38 deaths, 981 have recovered, White County has had a total of 1,389 lab-confirmed positives, including 23 deaths, 558 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 417 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 deaths, 213 have recovered. The Illinois Department of Public Health, their healthcare provider, and the individuals have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.

  • 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– ???????????????? or ????????????????– you should still ?????????????? 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 5,862 new confirmed cases and 97 additional deaths. Bringing the total of 1,046,030 confirmed cases and 17,840 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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