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Egyptian Health Department Reports 20 New COVID-19 Cases Over the Weekend

Egyptian Health Department was notified over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday), of twenty (9 on Saturday, 11 on Sunday) Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:


  • Saline County (10)
    • a male, in his teens
    • 2 males, in their 20’s
    • a female, in her 30’s
    • a male, in his 30’s
    • a female, in her 50’s
    • a female, in her 70’s
    • a male, in his 70’s
    • a male, in his 90’s
    • a female, in her 90’s


  • Gallatin County (1)
    • a female, in her 40’s


  • White County (9)
    • a male, in his 20’s
    • a female, in her 40’s
    • a female, in her 50’s
    • a male, in his 50’s
    • 4 males, in their 80’s
    • a male, in his 90’s

To date, Saline County has had a total of 595 lab confirmed positives, including 9 deaths, 355 have recovered, White County has had a total of 285 lab-confirmed positives, including 5 deaths, 195 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 123 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 2 deaths, 85 have recovered. The Illinois Department of Public Health, their healthcare provider, and the individuals have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.

*currently gathering more case information

*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).

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.

Yesterday, IDPH announced that Illinois has 6,161  new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 63 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 370,194 confirmed cases and 9,481 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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