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EHD Covid Numbers Climbing

Egyptian Health Department was notified on August 10, 2021 of 56 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals:

  • Saline County
    • Female: 2 under the age of 10, 1 in their teens, 6 in their 20’s, 4 in their 30’s, 4 in their 40’s, 2 in their 60’s
    • Male: 1 under the age of 5, 1 under the age of 10, 2 in their teens, 2 in their 20’s, 1 in their 30’s, 4 in their 50’s, 1 in their 60’s, 1 in their 70’s, 1 in their 90’s
  • Gallatin County
    • Female: 1in their 30’s, 1 in their 40’s, 1 in their 50’s
    • Male: 1in their 40’s, 1 in their 50’s, 1 in their 60’s, 1 in their 70’s
  • White County
    • Female: 1 under the age of 1, 1 in their teens, 3 in their 40’s, 2 in their 50’s
    • Male: 1 in their teens, 4 in their 20’s, 1 in their 30’s, 1 in their 50’s, 1 in their 60’s, 1 in their 70’s


To date, Saline County has had a total of 3,107 lab confirmed positives, including 58 deaths, White County has had a total of 2,047 lab-confirmed positives, including 27 deaths, and Gallatin County has a total of 592 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 4 deaths. 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 has had a total of 1,447,161 confirmed cases and 23,542 deaths in Illinois.

Please remember the 3 W’s

Wear your face covering if you are not fully vaccinated

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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