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Egyptian Health Department Reports 63 New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

Egyptian Health Department’s latest COVID update includes 63 Tri-County residents who have tested positive for the virus. The break-down includes:

 

  • Saline County (46)
    • 1 male in his teens
    • 1 female in her 20’s
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 5 females in their 30’s
    • 2 males in their 30’s
    • 4 females in their 40’s
    • 1 female in her 50’s
    • 1 male in his 50’s
    • 4 females in their 60’s
    • 2 males in their 60’s
    • 2 females in their 70’s
    • 9 males in their 70’s
    • 6 females in their 80’s
    • 2 males in their 80’s
    • 2 females in their 90’s
    • 2 males in their 90’s
    • 1 male over the age of 100

 

  • Gallatin County (5)
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 1 female in her 30’s
    • 1 male in his 30’s
    • 1 female in her 50’s
    • 1 female in her 80’s

 

  • White County (12)
    • 1 female in her teens
    • 1 female in her 30’s
    • 1 male in his 30’s
    • 3 females in their 40’s
    • 1 male in his 40’s
    • 1 female in her 50’s
    • 1 male in his 50’s
    • 3 females in their 80’s

 

To date, Saline County has had a total of 1,719 lab confirmed positives, including 27 deaths, 582 have recovered, White County has had a total of 1,100 lab-confirmed positives, including 16 deaths, 310 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 320 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 deaths, 134 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– ???????????????? or ????????????????– you should still ?????????????? until you receive your lab-confirmed results. Help stop the spread of COVID-19 in your community.
IDPH announced that Illinois has 6,239 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 116 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 911,308 confirmed cases and 15,414 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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