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Egyptian Health Department Reports 17 New Cases of COVID-19

Egyptian Health Department was notified on September 17, 2020, of seventeen Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

  • Saline County
    • a male, under the age of 5, at home and in isolation
    • a male, under the age of 5, at home and in isolation
    • a male, under the age of 5, at home and in isolation
    • a female, under the age of 10, at home and in isolation
    • a male, under the age of 10, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her teens, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her teens, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 20’s, at home and in isolation
    • a male, in his 30’s, at home and in isolation
    • a male, in his 30’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 40’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 50’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 60’s, at home and in isolation

 

  • White County
    • a female, in her 40’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 40’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 60’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 60’s, at home and in isolation

 

To date, Saline County has had a total of 244 lab confirmed positives, including 3 deaths, White County has had a total of 156 lab-confirmed positives, and Gallatin County has a total of 69 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– ???????????????? or ????????????????– you should still ?????????????? until you receive your lab-confirmed results.  Help stop the spread of COVID-19 in your community.

IDPH announced that Illinois had 2,056 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 25 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 268,207 confirmed cases and 8,392 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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