The Egyptian Health Department was notified Monday of 6 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:
- Saline County (6)
- 1 female in her 20’s
- 1 female in her 30’s
- 1 female in her 40’s
- 2 males in their 50’s
- 1 male in his 70’s
To date, Saline County has had a total of 2,591 lab confirmed positives, including 53 deaths, 2,501 have recovered, White County has had a total of 1,753 lab-confirmed positives, including 26 deaths, 1,698 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 496 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 deaths, 487 have recovered. The Illinois Department of Public Health, their healthcare provider, and the individuals have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.
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 had a total of 2,102 new confirmed cases and 11 additional deaths. Bringing the total of 1,258,736 confirmed cases and 21,384 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.