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Egyptian Health Department Reports 17 New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday

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


  • Saline County
    • a female under the age of 10
    • 2 females in their teens
    • a male in his 20’s
    • a male in his 30’s
    • a male in his 50’s
    • a female in her 60’s
    • 2 males in their 60’s
    • a female in her 80’s
    • a male in his 80’s
    • 1 age demographics unknown at this time, case status in progress.


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


  • White County
    • a female in her teens
    • a female in her 30’s
    • a male in his 50’s


To date, Saline County has had a total of 653 lab confirmed positives, including 9 deaths, 359 have recovered, White County has had a total of 301 lab-confirmed positives, including 6 deaths, 195 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 134 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 6,110 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 51 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 389,095 confirmed cases and 9,619 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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