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Two White County Residents Among Nine CoViD Positives Announced Monday by Egyptian Health Department

Egyptian Health Department was notified on September 14, 2020, of nine Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals include:

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

To date, Saline County has had a total of 220 lab confirmed positives, including 3 deaths, White County has had a total of 153 lab-confirmed positives, and Gallatin County has a total of 69 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. To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, please answer your phone. Contact Tracers may be calling you to let you know that you have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 positive. Remember to 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 1,373 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 5 additional deaths. Bringing the total to 262,744 confirmed cases and 8,314 deaths in Illinois.

Please 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.

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