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Egyptian Health Department Notified Friday of 2 Saline Co. Deaths and 52 New Cases of COVID

Egyptian Health Department was notified Friday of 2 Saline County residents who have passed away due to complications of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Egyptian Health Department, is saddened by this news and their thoughts are with the families.


Egyptian Health Department was notified on Friday of 52 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:


  • Saline County (43)
    • a female under the age of 10
    • a male under the age of 10
    • 2 females in their teens
    • a male in his teens
    • 4 females in their 20’s
    • 3 males in their 20’s
    • 2 females in their 30’s
    • 3 males in their 30’s
    • 3 females in their 40’s
    • 2 males in their 40’s
    • a female in her 50’s
    • 4 males in their 50s
    • 4 females in their 60’s
    • 3 females in their 70’s
    • 2 males in their 70’s
    • 2 females in their 80’s
    • 2 males in their 80’s
    • a male in his 90’s
    • Please note: a female, in her 60’s (11/5/2020) and a male in his 40’s (11/3/2020) have been transferred to their local health department


  • White County (9)
    • a female in her 20’s
    • 3 males in their 20’s
    • 3 females in their 40’s
    • a male in his 50’s
    • a male in his 60’s


To date, Saline County has had a total of 822 lab confirmed positives, including 17 deaths, 387 have recovered, White County has had a total of 361 lab-confirmed positives, including 6 deaths, 204 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 151 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 2 deaths, 90 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 for a minimum of 14 days. 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 10,376 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 49 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 465,540 confirmed cases and 10,079 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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