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Egyptian Health Department Reports 48 New COVID-19 Cases Friday

Egyptian Health Department was notified, on Friday, of 48 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

 

  • Saline County (28)
    • 2 females under the age of 5
    • 1 male under the age of 5
    • 3 females in their teens
    • 1 male in his teens
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 2 females in their 30’s
    • 2 males in their 30’s
    • 2 males in their 40’s
    • 2 females in their 50’s
    • 2 males in their 50’s
    • 3 females in their 70’s
    • 1 male in his 70’s
    • 2 males in their 80’s
    • 3 females; age demographics unknown-case status in progress.
    • 1 male; age demographics unknown-case status in progress.

 

  • Gallatin County (2)
    • 1 female in her 40’s
    • 1 female; age demographics unknown-case status in progress.

 

  • White County (18)
    • 1 female under the age of 10
    • 1 female in her teens
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 1 female in her 30’s
    • 1 male in his 30’s
    • 2 males in their 40’s
    • 2 males in their 50’s
    • 2 females in their 60’s
    • 3 males in their 60’s
    • 2 females in their 70’s
    • 2 males in their 70’s

 

To date, Saline County has had a total of 1,097 lab confirmed positives, including 20 deaths, 460 have recovered, White County has had a total of 552 lab-confirmed positives, including 9 deaths, 235 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 199 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 2 deaths, 111 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 13,012 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 126 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 634,395 confirmed cases and 11,304 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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