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Five CoViD Positive Cases Reported Wednesday 8/19/2020 in Tri County by Egyptian Health Department

Egyptian Health Department was notified on August 19, 2020, of five Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

 Saline County
o a male, in his 40’s, at home and in isolation

 Gallatin County
o a male, in his 20’s, at home and in isolation

 White County
o a female, in her teens, at home and in isolation
o a female, in her 30’s, at home and in isolation
o a female, in her 50’s, at home and in isolation

To date, Saline County has had a total of 146 lab confirmed positives, including 3 deaths, White County has had a total of 101 lab-confirmed positives, and Gallatin County has a total of 58 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.
As cases increase, the number of close contacts increases for individuals who need to be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days. Please maintain physical distancing of 6 feet or more at all times. Public health officials are conducting an investigation of these cases by speaking with individuals who are deemed potential close contacts. As is protocol, public health officials may place other individuals on home quarantine if they are determined to have had significant exposure. Such individuals may not by symptomatic, but are quarantined for a period of time which allows symptoms to develop and pass, without posing risk to others. If you are contacted by public health officials, please respond promptly.

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