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Egyptian Health Dept. reports 13 new cases of COVID-19

On Wednesday, October 6, the Egyptian Health Department reported 13 new positive cases of...
On Wednesday, October 6, the Egyptian Health Department reported 13 new positive cases of COVID-19.(KSLA)
Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 4:05 PM CDT
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ELDORADO, Ill. (KFVS) -The Egyptian Health Department reported on Wednesday, October 6, that 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported.

Saline County

o Female: one girl in her teens, four women in their 40s.

o Male: one boy in his teens, two men in their 40s, one man in his 50s, one man in his 60s.

  • Total cases -4,560
  • Total deaths - 68

Gallatin County

o Male: one man in his 40s, one man in his 60s.

  • Total cases - 866
  • Total deaths - 7

White County

Female: one girl in her teens.

  • Total cases - 2,998
  • Total deaths - 33

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.

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.

• 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

• kissing

• 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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