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More Cases of COVID-19 Reported Over the Weekend

Egyptian Health Department was notified on September 4, 2020, of eighteen Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

  • Saline County
    • a male, in his teens, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 20’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 20’s, case status in progress
    • a male, in his 20’s, at home and in isolation
    • a male, in his 20’s, at home and in isolation
    • a male, in his 20’s, case status in progress
    • a female, in her 30’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 40’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 50’s, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 50’s, case status in progress
  • Gallatin County
    • a female, in her 20’s, case status in progress
  • White County
    • a male, under the age of 10, at home and in isolation
    • a male, under the age of 10, at home and in isolation
    • a male, under the age of 12, at home and in isolation
    • a female, in her 40’s, case status in progress
    • a male, in his 50’s, case status in progress
    • a male, in his 50’s, case status in progress
    • a female, in her 60’s, case status in progress

To date, Saline County has had a total of 185 lab confirmed positives, including 3 deaths, White County has had a total of 140 lab-confirmed positives, and Gallatin County has a total of 68 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.

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 had 5,368 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 245,371 confirmed cases and 8,143 deaths in Illinois. Earlier this week, a slowdown in data processing within Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) systems affected the reporting of tests due to the large volume of testing occurring in Illinois. All available resources were deployed to improve the data systems, which are now fixed, and the backlog created by the slowdown has been cleared. Two system upgrades were put in place and the systems now have significantly faster processing capacity. Although the slowdown did delay the reporting of some additional aggregate numbers, it did not affect the reporting of positive or negative results to individuals in any way.

Please remember the 3 W’s as we enter into Labor Day Weekend.

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

 

The Wayne County Health Department announced five new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the county’s total to 140. 41 cases were active, including two hospitalizations. The state Department of Public Health announced 1,403 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday and five additional deaths; statewide totals sat at 249,580 cases and 8,171 deaths. Lawrence County has seen its number increase substantially in the past few days, as it had 52 new cases reported Friday and Saturday. Two new cases were reported in White County yesterday, and Hamilton County reported no new cases. The positivity rate for the Southern Region of the state sat at 6.7 percent on September 3rd, down from seven percent on the 2nd.

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