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Egyptian Health Department Reports 2 Saline County COVID Deaths Sunday; 44 New Cases Over the Weekend

Egyptian Health Department was notified Sunday of 2 Saline County Residents who have passed due to complications of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Egyptian Health Department is saddened by this news and their thoughts are with the families.

 

Egyptian Health Department was notified over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of 44 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

 

  • Saline County (24)
  • 1 female under the age of 10
  • 1 female in her teens
  • 1 male in his teens
  • 1 female in her 20’s
  • 3 females in their 30’s
  • 2 males in their 30’s
  • 1 female in her 40’s
  • 3 males in their 40’s
  • 2 females in their 50’s
  • 3 males in their 50’s
  • 2 female in their 60’s
  • 2 males in their 60’s
  • 1 female in her 80’s
  • 1 male in his 90’s
  • Please note: a female, in her 40’s, has been transferred to their local health department

 

  • Gallatin County (3)
  • 1 male in his teens
  • 1 female in her 20’s
  • 1 male in his 30’s

 

  • White County (17)
  • 1 female under the age of 5
  • 1 male under the age of 10
  • 1 female in her teens
  • 1 male in his teens
  • 1 female in her 20’s
  • 2 females in their 30’s
  • 1 male in his 30’s
  • 1 female in her 40’s
  • 1 male in his 40’s
  • 2 females in their 50’s
  • 3 females in their 60’s
  • 1 female in her 70’s
  • 1 female in her 90’s

 

To date, Saline County has had a total of 1,120 lab confirmed positives, including 24 deaths, 465 have recovered, White County has had a total of 570 lab-confirmed positives, including 9 deaths, 242 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 202 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 2 deaths, 113 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.

On Friday 11/20, Illinois will enter Tier 3 COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations. Learn more here: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/…/restore-illinois…

IDPH recommends, over the next three weeks, stay home as much as possible, leaving only for necessary and essential activities, such as work that must be performed outside the home, COVID-19 testing, visiting the pharmacy, and buying groceries.

IDPH announced that Illinois has 11,012 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 76 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 656,298 confirmed cases and 11,506 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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