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3 More CoViD-19 Positives Confirmed Sunday, July 5th (2 in White, 1 in Gallatin Co)

Egyptian Health Department was notified on Sunday, July 5, 2020 of three Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals, a female in her 20’s of White County, a male in his 20’s of White County and a male in his 20’s of Gallatin County. All are at home and in isolation. This is the seventh and eighth confirmed positive of COVID-19 in White County and the third confirmed positive of COVID-19 in Gallatin County. The Illinois Department of Public Health, their healthcare providers, and the individuals have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.
Public health officials are conducting an investigation of this case by speaking with individuals who are deemed potential close contacts. As is protocol, public health officials may place other individuals on home quarantine if they are determined to have had significant exposure. Such individuals may not by symptomatic, but are quarantined for a period of time which allows symptoms to develop and pass, without posing risk to others. If you are contacted by public health officials, please respond promptly.
Close contacts may include individuals:
 Living in the same household as a sick person with COVID-19
 Caring for a sick person with COVID-19
 Being within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for about 15 minutes, OR
 Being in direct contact with secretions from a sick person with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on, kissing, sharing utensils, etc.).
The number of cases can be reduced by adhering to public health guidance on social distancing, wearing a face covering, washing hands frequently, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, and staying home when you are ill.


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