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Twelve New CoViD-19 Cases for Egyptian Health Department Friday, Five New Cases in Hamilton County

Egyptian Health Department was notified on July 31, 2020, of twelve 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 female, in her teens, at home and in isolation
o a male, in his teens, at home and in isolation
o a male, in his teens, at home and in isolation
o a female, in her 30’s, at home and in isolation
o a female, in her 30’s, at home and in isolation
o a male, in his 30’s, at home and in isolation
o a male, in his 30’s, at home and in isolation
o a female, in her 70’s, hospitalized
o a female, in her 70’s, at home and in isolation
o a male in his 70’s, hospitalized

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

To date, Saline County has had a total of 103 lab confirmed positives, including 1 death, White County has had a total of 57 lab-confirmed positives, and Gallatin County has a total of 44 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.

Hamilton County Health Department has been notified of five additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Hamilton County residents:

male child
female in her 20’s
female in her 60’s
female in her 70’s
female in her 80’s

To date:

  • There have been 24 lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton County.
  • One person who was a positive lab-confirmed case passed away.
  • 10 people have recovered.
  • 13 people are currently isolating at home.
  • No one is currently hospitalized

 

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