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Egyptian Health Department Reports 64 New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

Egyptian Health Department was notified, on Tuesday, of 64 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

 

  • Saline County (27)
    • 1 male under the age of 5
    • 2 males in their teens
    • 3 females in their 20’s
    • 1 male in his 20’s
    • 2 females in their 30’s
    • 1 male in his 30’s
    • 1 male in his 40’s
    • 4 females in their 50’s
    • 1 male in his 60’s
    • 4 females in their 70’s
    • 3 females in their 80’s
    • 2 males in their 80’s
    • 1 female in her 90’s
    • 1 male in his 90’s

 

  • Gallatin County (9)
    • 2 males in their teens
    • 1 male in his 40’s
    • 1 female in her 50’s
    • 1 male in his 60’s
    • 1 male in his 70’s
    • 1 female in her 80’s
    • 1 male in his 80’s
    • 1 male in his 90’s

 

  • White County (29)
    • 1 female under the age of 10
    • 1 male in his teens
    • 2 females in their 20’s
    • 1 male in his 30’s
    • 2 males in their 40’s
    • 5 females in their 50’s
    • 2 females in their 60’s
    • 1 male in his 60’s
    • 2 females in their 70’s
    • 3 females in their 80’s
    • 1 male in his 80’s
    • 4 females in their 90’s
    • 2 females; age demographics unknown-case status in progress
    • 2 males; age demographics unknown-case status in progress

 

To date, Saline County has had a total of 1,493 lab confirmed positives, including 26 deaths, 568 have recovered, White County has had a total of 949 lab-confirmed positives, including 12 deaths, 298 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 277 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 deaths, 132 have recovered. The Illinois Department of Public Health, their healthcare provider, and the individuals have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.

To date, Saline County has had a total of 1,493 lab confirmed positives, including 26 deaths, White County has had a total of 949 lab-confirmed positives, including 12 deaths, and Gallatin County has a total of 277 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 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 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 7,214 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 103 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 856,118 confirmed cases and 14,394 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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