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Egyptian Health Department Reports 52 New COVID-19 Cases Thursday

Egyptian Health Department was notified on Thursday, of 52 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

  • Saline County
    • Female: 3 in their teens, 1 in their 20’s, 3 in their 30’s, 1 in their 40’s, 5 in their 50’s, 2 in their 60’s
    • Male: 2 in their teens, 1 in their 30’s, 2 in their 70’s
  • Gallatin County
    • Female: 1 in their 20’s, 1 in their 30’s
  • White County
    • Female: 1 under the age of 5, 1 under the age of 10, 2 in their teens, 4 in their 20’s, 1 in their 30’s, 4 in their 40’s, 1 in their 50’s, 1 in their 70’s, 1 in their 80’s
    • Male: 3 under the age of 5, 1 under the age of 10, 4 in their 20’s, 2 in their 40’s, 1 in their 50’s, 2 in their 60’s, 1 in their 70’s

To date, Saline County has had a total of 1,070 lab confirmed positives, including 20 deaths, White County has had a total of 536 lab-confirmed positives, including 9 deaths, and Gallatin County has a total of 197 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.

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 14,612 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 168 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 621,383 confirmed cases and 11,178 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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