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New COVID-19 Cases Announced Tuesday in Southern Illinois

Egyptian Health Department was notified on August 11, 2020, of two Saline County 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 40’s, at home and in isolation

To date, Saline County has had a total of 134 lab confirmed positives, including 2 deaths, White County has had a total of 74 lab-confirmed positives, and Gallatin County has a total of 52 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.Help stop the spread of COVID-19 in your community.

IDPH announced that Illinois had 1,549 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 196,948 confirmed cases and 7,657 deaths in Illinois.

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


The Wayne County Health Department announced three new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the county’s total to 65. One person was hospitalized, and 17 were isolating at home. Edwards County announced five new cases to reach 26 total. Nine people were in home isolation, and 17 had recovered. Jefferson County reported five people at a long-term care facility had died from COVID-19 complications. No new cases were reported in White or Hamilton counties.

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