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Egyptian Health Department Notified Over the Weekend of 50 New COVID-19 Cases

Egyptian Health Department was notified, over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of 50 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:


  • Saline County (24)
    • 1 female under the age of 5
    • 1 male under the age of 10
    • 1 female in her teens
    • 2 males in their teens
    • 3 females in their 20’s
    • 2 females in their 30’s
    • 1 male in his 30’s
    • 4 females in their 40’s
    • 1 male in his 40’s
    • 3 females in their 50’s
    • 2 males in their 50’s
    • 1 male in his 60’s
    • 1 male in his 70’s
    • 1 male in his 80’s


  • Gallatin County (3)
    • 1 male under the age of 5
    • 1 female in her 40’s
    • 1 male in his 50’s


  • White County (23)
    • 1 female under the age of 10
    • 1 male in his teens
    • 2 males in their 20’s
    • 3 females in their 30’s
    • 2 males in their 30’s
    • 2 females in their 40’s
    • 1 female in her 50’s
    • 2 males in their 50’s
    • 2 females in their 60’s
    • 2 females in their 70’s
    • 2 males in their 70’s
    • 1 male in his 90’s
    • 2 females; age demographics unknown- case status in progress.


To date, Saline County has had a total of 970 lab confirmed positives, including 20 deaths, 431 have recovered, White County has had a total of 451 lab-confirmed positives, including 6 deaths, 213 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 185 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 2 deaths, 102 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.
Yesterday, IDPH recommends, over the next three weeks, stay home as much as possible, leaving only for necessary and essential activities, such as work that must be performed outside the home, COVID-19 testing, visiting the pharmacy, and buying groceries.
IDPH announced that Illinois has 15,415 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 27 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 551,957 confirmed cases and 10,504 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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