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Five Southeastern Illinois Residents Test Positive for COVID-19 Friday

Egyptian Health Department was notified on September 18, 2020, of five Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

  • Saline County
    • a female, in her 30’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 50’s, at home and in isolation
    • a male, in his 50’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 60’s, at home and in isolation
  • White County
    • a female, in her 60’s, at home and in isolation

To date, Saline County has had a total of 248 lab confirmed positives, including 3 deaths, White County has had a total of 157 lab-confirmed positives, and Gallatin County has a total of 69 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. 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– ???????????????? or ????????????????– you should still ?????????????? until you receive your lab-confirmed results.  Help stop the spread of COVID-19 in your community.

IDPH announced that Illinois had 2,120 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 270,327 confirmed cases and 8,411 deaths in Illinois.

IDPH and Egyptian Health Department will have Free COVID-19 Community Mobile Testing events this weekend. Please get tested!
WHITE COUNTY: Saturday, September 19- Carmi Fairgrounds from 9am-5pm
SALINE COUNTY: Sunday, September 20- Harrisburg Arrow Head Plaza (Movie Theater Parking lot) from 9am-5pm

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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