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Thirteen New CoViD-19 Cases Reported by Egyptian Thursday; Most in Saline County

Egyptian Health Department was notified on Thursday, July 16, 2020 of thirteen Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:
 a Saline County female, in her 20’s, at home and in isolation
 a Saline County female, in her 30’s, at home and in isolation
 a Saline County female, in her 30’s, at home and in isolation
 a Saline County female, in her 50’s, hospitalized
 a Saline County female, in her 50’s, at home and in isolation
 a Saline County female, in her 50’s, at home and in isolation
 a Saline County female, in her 50’s, at home and in isolation
 a Saline County male, in his 50’s, at home and in isolation
 a Saline County female, in her 60’s, hospitalized
 a Saline County male, in his 70’s, at home and in isolation
 a Gallatin County female, in her 60’s, at home and in isolation
 a Gallatin County male, in his 60’s, at home and in isolation
 a White County male, in his 90’s, at home and in isolation
To date, Saline County has had a total of 30 lab confirmed positives White County has had a total of 25 lab-confirmed positives, and Gallatin County has a total of 11 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.
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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