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Egyptian Health Department Reports Two Deaths and 27 New Cases of COVID-19 Thursday

Egyptian Health Department was notified of two White County residents who have passed away due to complications of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Both were residents at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi. The Egyptian Health Department is saddened by this news and our thoughts are with the families.


Egyptian Health Department was notified on Thursday of 27 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:


  • 17 in Saline County (who’s positivity rate is at 10.3%)
    • 2 males, in their 20’s
    • 3 females, in their 30’s
    • 3 females, in their 40’s
    • 2 females, in their 50’s
    • a male, in his 50’s
    • a male, in his 60’s
    • 3 females, in their 70’s
    • 2 males, in their 70’s


  • 2 in Gallatin County (who’s positivity rate is 10%)
    • a female, in her 20’s
    • a male, in his 40’s


  • 8 in White County (who’s positivity rate is 3%)
    • a male, in his 20’s
    • a male, in his 30’s
    • a female, in her 40’s
    • a male, in his 40’s
    • a female, in her 60’s
    • a female, in her 70’s
    • a male, in his 70’s
    • a male, in his 80’s


To date, Saline County has had a total of 559 lab confirmed positives, including 9 deaths, 355 have recovered, White County has had a total of 267 lab-confirmed positives, including 5 deaths, 195 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 120 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 2 deaths, 85 have recovered. 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 announced yesterday on the Governor’s Press Conference with IDPH, please see the Restore Illinois Resurgence Mitigations plan here effective Thursday October 22, 2020. https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf

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. 

IDPH announced that Illinois has 4,942  new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 44 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 360,159 confirmed cases and 9,387 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.

#allinillinois #weareinthistogether #socialdistancingsaveslives #stayhome

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