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Egyptian Health Department Reports 16 New COVID-19 Cases Thursday

Egyptian Health Department was notified Thursday, of 16 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:


  • Saline County (9)
    • 1 female in her teens
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 1 female in her 30’s
    • 3 males in their 40’s
    • 2 males in their 50’s
    • 1 male in his 60’s


  • Gallatin County (3)
    • 1 female in her teens
    • 1 male in his 60’s
    • 1 male; age demographics unknown-case status in progress.


  • White County (4)
    • 2 females in their 20’s
    • 1 male in his 40’s
    • 1 female in her 50’s


To date, Saline County has had a total of 2,518 lab confirmed positives, including 48 deaths, 2,300 have recovered, White County has had a total of 1,724 lab-confirmed positives, including 26 deaths, 1,590 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 486 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 deaths, 455 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 1,700 new confirmed cases and 55 additional deaths. Bringing the total of 1,204,409 confirmed cases and 20,863 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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