As of 4:00PM today, Thursday, April 2, 2020, Egyptian Health Department has not been notified of any new cases of COVID-19 in our tri-county area of Saline, Gallatin and White Counties. Saline County is currently the only county in our service area with 1 confirmed positive COVID-19 case.
In the IDPH Daily Briefing, Dr. Ngozi Ezike stated that Illinois has 715 new confirmed cases and 16 deaths. Bringing the total to 7,695 confirmed cases and 157 deaths in Illinois.
EHD will be conducting contact tracing for any confirmed case of COVID-19. Any potential exposed individual will be contacted by EHD to discuss exposure and necessary precautions including self monitoring and possible quarantining.
We all have to own our actions right now— all of us. You are putting not just yourself, your family and your friends in danger, but also strangers you come in contact with – someone’s parent or child – someone’s spouse or loved one.
So please follow the instructions and stay home. Social Distancing saves lives.