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Egyptian Health Department Reports 9 New COVID-19 Cases Monday

The Egyptian Health Department was notified Monday of 9 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:


  • Saline County (3)
    • 1 male under the age of 10
    • 2 males in their 30’s


  • Gallatin County (1)
    • 1 female in her 30’s


  • White County (5)
    • 1 female in her 20’s
    • 1 female in her 30’s
    • 1 female in her 50’s
    • 1 male in his 50’s
    • 1 female in her 60’s


To date, Saline County has had a total of 2,570 lab confirmed positives, including 50 deaths, 2,468 have recovered, White County has had a total of 1,747 lab-confirmed positives, including 26 deaths, 1,684 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 496 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 deaths, 481 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 1,761 new confirmed cases and 5 additional deaths. Bringing the total of 1,239,589 confirmed cases and 21,256 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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