Egyptian Health Department was notified on October 7, 2020, of eight Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:
- Saline County
- a female, in her teens, at home and in isolation
- a female, in her 30’s, at home and in isolation
- a female, in her 30’s, case status in progress
- a female, in her 40’s, case status in progress
- a male, in his 40’s, at home and in isolation
- a male, in his 50’s, at home and in isolation
- a female, in her 60’s, at home and in isolation
- Gallatin County
- a male, in his 60’s, at home and in isolation
To date, Saline County has had a total of 435 lab confirmed positives, including 6 deaths, White County has had a total of 194 lab-confirmed positives and 1 death, and Gallatin County has a total of 85 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.
*Case status in progress means that Contact Tracers are currently making contact with the COVID-19 positive case to determine where the individual is located (ie: at home or hospitalized).
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– 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 2,630 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 42 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 307,641 confirmed cases and 8,878 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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