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Egyptian Health Dept. reports 45 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

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Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 8:09 PM CDT
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SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS (KFVS) - The Egyptian Health Department was notified of a White County resident who died due to complications of COVID-19.

The Egyptian Health Department was also notified of 45 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive.

The individuals include:

Saline County

o Females: 2 in their teens, 1 in their 20s, 3 in their 30s, 2 in their 50s, 5 in their 60s, 3 in their 70s, 1 in their 80s, and 3 in their 90s

o Males: 1 in their teens, 2 in their 30s, 1 in their 40s, 1 in their 50s, 4 in their 60s, 4 in their 70s, and 2 in their 80s

Gallatin County

o Females: 1 in their 60s

o Males: 1 in their 50s, 1 in their 60s

White County

o Females: 1 in their 30′s, 1 in their 40′s, 1 in their 60′s, 1 in their 80s

o Male: 1 in their 40s, 2 in their 60s

To date, Saline County has had a total of 630 lab confirmed positives, including nine deaths.

White County has had a total of 293 lab-confirmed positives, including six deaths, and Gallatin County has a total of 125 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including two deaths.

The Illinois Department of Public Health, their healthcare provider, and the individuals have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.

The Egyptian Health Department will hold a Mobile Community Event on Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31 at the Arrowhead Plaza in Harrisburg.

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