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Six Residents in Tri County Area Test Positive Tuesday for CoViD-19 According to Egyptian

Egyptian Health Department was notified on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 of six Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

Saline County
o a male, under the age of 10, at home and in isolation
o a male, in his 30’s, at home and in isolation
o a male, in his 40’s, at home and in isolation
o a female, in her 70’s, at home and in isolation

White County
o a male, in his 30’s, at home and in isolation
o a male, in his 80’s, at home and in isolation

To date, Saline County has had a total of 60 lab confirmed positives White County has had a total of 34 lab-confirmed positives, and Gallatin County has a total of 23 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19. 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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