Egyptian Health Dept. reports 78 new cases of COVID-19
ELDORADO, Ill. (KFVS) -The Egyptian Health Department reported on Tuesday, September 14, that 78 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported.
o Female: Three girls under the age of 10, six girls in their teens, four women in their 20s, two women in their 30s, six women in their 40s, one woman in her 60s, one woman in her 70s.
o Male: Two boys under the age of 10, four boys in their teens, one man in his 20s, three men in their 30s, four men in their 40s, three men in their 50s, two men in their 60s, one man in his 70s, one man in his 80s.
- Total cases - 4,178
- Total deaths - 62
o Female: one girl under the age of 10, one woman in her 40s, one woman in her 60s, one demographics unknown-case status in progress.
o Male: one man in his 20s, one man in his 70s, four demographics unknown-case status in progress.
- Total cases - 799
- Total deaths - 4
o Female: Two girls under the age of 10, three women in their 30s, two women in their 40s, one woman in her 50s, one demographics unknown-case status in progress.
o Male: one boy under the age of 5, one boy under the age of 10, four boys in their teens, one man in his 20s, four men in their 30s, one man in his 40s, two men in their 50s, one man in his 60s.
- Total cases - 2,821
- Total deaths - 29
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health their healthcare provider and the individuals have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.
They said their 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 be 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.
Close contacts may include individuals:
• Living in the same household as a sick person with COVID-19
• Caring for a sick person with COVID-19
• Being within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for about 15 minutes
• Being in direct contact with secretions from a sick person with COVID-19
• Being coughed on
• Sharing utensils
COVID-19 shares many symptoms with more common respiratory diseases.
If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing call your healthcare provider for further guidance.
In addition, several COVID-19 hotlines have been established:
• Illinois Department of Public Health -1-800-889-3931 or visit them online
• Southern Illinois Healthcare 1-844-988-7800
• Ferrell Hospital (Triage Nurse) 618-273-2275
• Harrisburg Medical Center 618-253-7671
• Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation Clinic (Eldorado, Carmi, Shawneetown) 1-800-408-735
• Community Health & Emergency Services 1-877-MYCHESI(692-4374)
The public is asked to follow and share trusted sources of information on COVID-19.
The spread of incorrect information during disease outbreaks can lead people to take actions which may not be beneficial to their health or the health of others.
Follow the CDC, IDPH, Illinois Coronavirus website, EHD websites and social media accounts for such trusted information.
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