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Egyptian Health Department Reports 1 Saline County Death; 10 New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday

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


The Egyptian Health Department was also notified, Wednesday, of 10 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:


  • Saline County (9)
    • 1 male under the age of 10
    • 1 female in her teens
    • 1 female in her 30’s
    • 1 male in his 30’s
    • 2 females in their 40’s
    • 1 female in her 50’s
    • 1 male in his 50’s
    • 1 male in his 60’s


  • White County
  • 1 female in her 50’s


To date, Saline County has had a total of 2,474 lab confirmed positives, including 48 deaths, 2,287 have recovered, White County has had a total of 1,705 lab-confirmed positives, including 26 deaths, 1,583 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 478 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 deaths, 454 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 2,104 new confirmed cases and 44 additional deaths. Bringing the total of 1,191,520 confirmed cases and 20,626 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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