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Egyptian Health Department Reports 1 Saline County Death Saturday; 28 Cases of COVID-19 Over the Weekend

Egyptian Health Department was notified of a Saline County resident who has passed away Saturday due to complications 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 over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of twenty-eight Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:


  • Saline County
    • a female in her 20’s
    • a female in her 30’s
    • a male in his 30’s
    • a male in his 50’s
    • 3 females in their 70’s
    • 3 males in their 70’s
    • a female in her 80’s
    • a male in his 80’s
    • a female in her 90’s
    • Please note: a male, in his 80’s, reported 10/31/2020, has been transferred to their local health department.


  • Gallatin County
    • a male in his 30’s
    • a female in her 40’s
    • a female in her 50’s
    • a male in his 50’s


  • White County
    • a male under the age of 10
    • a female in her teens
    • a male in his teens
    • a male in his 20’s
    • a female in her 30’s
    • a male in his 30’s
    • a male in his 50’s
    • a female in her 70’s
    • 3 males in their 70’s


To date, Saline County has had a total of 713 lab confirmed positives, including 13 deaths, 372 have recovered, White County has had a total of 323 lab-confirmed positives, including 6 deaths, 198 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 140 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 6,980 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 35 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 417,280 confirmed cases and 9,792 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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