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Five Residents in Tri County Area Test Positive for CoViD Tuesday 9/1/20 Including Two White Countians

Egyptian Health Department was notified on September 1, 2020, of five Southeastern Illinois residents
who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

 Saline County
o a female, in her 20’s, at home and in isolation
o a male, in his 40’s, at home and in isolation

 Gallatin County
o a male, in his teens, at home and in isolation

 White County
o a male, in his teens, at home and in isolation
o a male, in his 50’s, case status in progress
o Please note: upon further investigation, a male, in his 20’s, reported on 8/30/2020 has been transferred to their local health department

To date, Saline County has had a total of 171 lab confirmed positives, including 3 deaths, White County has had a total of 128 lab-confirmed positives, and Gallatin County has a total of 65 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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