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Egyptian Health Department Reports 10 New Positive COVID-19 Cases Thursday

Egyptian Health Department was notified on September 24, 2020, of ten Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

  • Saline County
    • a female, in her teens, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 20’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 50’s, at home and in isolation
    • a male, in his 50’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 60’s, case status in progress
    • a female, in her 70’s, at home and in isolation
  • Gallatin County
    • a male, in his 40’s, case status in progress
  • White County
    • a female, in her teens, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 30’s, at home and in isolation
    • a male, in his 60’s, case status in progress

*Case status in progress means that Contact Tracers are currently making contact with the COVID-19 positive case to determine where the individual is located (ie: at home or hospitalized).

To date, Saline County has had a total of 315 lab confirmed positives, including 4 deaths, White County has had a total of 166 lab-confirmed positives and 1 death, and Gallatin County has a total of 74 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 2 deaths. 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 had 2,257 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 30 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 281,371 confirmed cases and 8,538 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.

#allinillinois #weareinthistogether #socialdistancingsaveslives #stayhome

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