Egyptian Health Department was notified on July 27, 2021 of 25 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals:
- Saline County
- Female: 3 in their teens, 1 in their 30’s, 1 in their 50’s, 1 in their 80’s, 1 in their 90’s
- Male: 2 in their teens, 1 in their 20’s, 2 in their 30’s, 1 in their 50’s
- Gallatin County:
- Female: 2 in their teens, 1 in their 40’s, 2 in their 50’s
- Male: 1 in their 30’s, 1 in their 40’s
- White County
- Female: 1 in their teens, 2 in their 20’s
- Male: 1 in their teens, 1 in their 60’s
To date, Saline County has had a total of 2,882 lab confirmed positives, including 57 deaths, White County has had a total of 1,915 lab-confirmed positives, including 27 deaths, and Gallatin County has a total of 553 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 4 deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health, their healthcare provider, and the individuals have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.
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 has had a total of 1,413,490 confirmed cases and 23,414 deaths in Illinois.
Please remember the 3 W’s
Wear your face covering if you are not fully vaccinated
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.