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Egyptian Health Department Reports 59 New Cases of COVID-19 Tuesday

Egyptian Health Department was notified, on Tuesday, of 59 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

 

  • Saline County (25)
    • 2 males under the age of 10
    • 1 male in his teens
    • 1 female in her 20’s
    • 3 males in their 20’s
    • 2 females in their 30’s
    • 1 male in his 30’s
    • 2 females in their 40’s
    • 2 males in their 40’s
    • 2 females in their 50’s
    • 1 male in his 50’s
    • 1 male in his 60’s
    • 1 female in her 80’s
    • 2 males in their 80’s
    • 2 females in their 90’s
    • 1 male in his 90’s
    • 1 female; age demographics unknown-case status in progress.

 

  • Gallatin County (6)
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 2 males in their 30’s
    • 2 females in their 50’s
    • 1 female in her 60’s

 

  • White County (28)
    • 1 male in his teens
    • 4 females in their 20’s
    • 2 males in their 20’s
    • 2 females in their 30’s
    • 1 male in his 30’s
    • 2 males in their 40’s
    • 1 female in her 50’s
    • 1 male in his 50’s
    • 5 females in their 60’s
    • 2 males in their 60’s
    • 3 females in their 80’s
    • 3 males in their 80’s
    • 1 female in her 90’s

 

To date, Saline County has had a total of 1,361 lab confirmed positives, including 26 deaths, 559 have recovered, White County has had a total of 792 lab-confirmed positives, including 11 death, 287 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 258 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 2 deaths, 129 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 increase. However, the following options to shorten quarantine are acceptable alternatives:
Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring. With this strategy, residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be about 1% with an upper limit of about 10%.
Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a diagnostic specimen tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. The specimen may be collected and tested within 48 hours before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation (e.g., in anticipation of testing delays), but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than Day 8. In other words, the earliest they could test would be on Day6. With this strategy, the residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be about 5% with an upper limit of about 12%.
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 7,910 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 145 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 804,174 confirmed cases and 13,487 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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