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Egyptian Health Department Reports 1 Saline County Death; 23 New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

Egyptian Health Department was notified of a Saline County resident who has passed away due to complication of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Egyptian Health Department is saddened by this news and their thoughts are with the family.


Egyptian Health Department was notified on Tuesday, of 23 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:


  • Saline County (6)
    • 1 female in her 20’s
    • 1 female in her 30’s
    • 1 male in his 40’s
    • 1 male in his 60’s
    • 1 male in his 70’s
    • 1 female in her 90’s


  • Gallatin County (5)
    • 1 male in his teens
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 1 male in his 30’s
    • 2 females in their 40’s


  • White County (12)
    • 2 females in their teens
    • 3 females in their 20’s
    • 2 females in their 30’s
    • 1 male in his 50’s
    • 1 female in her 60’s
    • 1 male in his 60’s
    • 2 females; age demographics unknown-case status in progress.


To date, Saline County has had a total of 2,253 lab confirmed positives, including 40 deaths, 1,177 have recovered, White County has had a total of 1,523 lab-confirmed positives, including 24 deaths, 678 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 444 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 deaths, 253 have recovered. 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 had a total of 3,667 new confirmed cases and 87 additional deaths. Bringing the total of 1,108,430 confirmed cases and 18,883 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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