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Egyptian Health Department Reports Two Saline County Deaths; 5 New COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

The Egyptian Health Department was notified, Tuesday, of two Saline County Residents who have passed away due to complications of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Egyptian Health Department is saddened by this news and their thoughts are with the families.


The Egyptian Health Department was also notified, on Tuesday, of 5 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:


  • Saline County (4)
    • 2 males under the age of 10
    • 1 female in her 40’s
    • 1 male in his 50’s


  • White County (1)
    • 1 female in her 40’s


To date, Saline County has had a total of 2,574 lab confirmed positives, including 50 deaths, 2,498 have recovered, White County has had a total of 1,748 lab-confirmed positives, including 26 deaths, 1,697 have recovered, and Gallatin County has a total of 496 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 3 deaths, 487 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– π™‹π™Šπ™Žπ™„π™π™„π™‘π™€ or π™‰π™€π™‚π˜Όπ™π™„π™‘π™€– you should still π™„π™Žπ™Šπ™‡π˜Όπ™π™€ 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 2,404 new confirmed cases and 17 additional deaths. Bringing the total of 1,241,993 confirmed cases and 21,273 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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