To keep you informed, but subject to change by the State. To enhance the Contact Tracing efforts, the State of Illinois is implementing a new contact tracing process. Starting January 13, 2022, ALL positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts will be managed through the State COVID-19 Surge Center. Egyptian Health Department will only be involved with cases in congregate care facilities such as: nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and jails/prisons.
Positive COVID-19 cases will receive an auto text from the Surge Center which will say, “IDPH COVID: There is important info for you. Call 312-777-1999 or click: https://dph.illinois.gov/.../confirmed-or-possible-covid...”
If you are a COVID-19 positive case or close contact, please direct all calls to: 312-777-1999 or go to: https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/data/contact-tracing.html
Due to the increasing amount of self-reported positive home tests and the recent changes in contact tracing, when the Surge Center takes over all cases on January 13, 2022, 𝑬𝒈𝒚𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉 𝑫𝒆𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒏𝒐 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒅𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝑪𝑶𝑽𝑰𝑫-19 𝒏𝒖𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒔. Please go to https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/data.html for COVID-19 numbers and other information.
Egyptian Health Department will still continue to provide guidance and up-to-date information on COVID-19. We would like to thank our communities for their support over the last 20 months. We will get through this together. Wear a mask, wash your hands, watch your distance, and get your COVID Vaccine (or Booster)!
Egyptian Health Department was notified January 11, 2022 of 152 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals:
Female: 2 under the age of 10, 8 in their teens, 4 in their 20’s, 9 in their 30’s, 6 in their 40’s, 8 in their 50’s, 3 in their 60’s, 7 in their 70’s, 1 in their 80’s, 3 in their 90’s, 1 over the age of 100, 2 demographics unknown-case status in progress
Male: 5 under the age of 10, 10 in their teens, 7 in their 20’s, 4 in their 30’s, 3 in their 40’s, 3 in their 50’s, 2 in their 60’s, 1 in their 70’s, 1 in their 80’s, 1 demographics unknown-case status in progress
Female: 1 under the age of 10, 2 in their teens, 1 in their 30’s, 3 demographics unknown-case status in progress
Male:1 in their teens, 2 in their 40’s, 2 in their 50’s, 2 demographics unknown-case status in progress
Female: 1 under the age of 5, 1 under the age of 10, 1 in their teens, 4 in their 20’s, 3 in their 30’s, 3 in their 40’s, 2 in their 50’s, 6 in their 60’s, 1 in their 80’s
Male: 1 under the age of 5, 1 under the age of 10, 1 in their teens, 5 in their 20’s, 4 in their 30’s, 6 in their 40’s, 6 in their 50’s, 1 in their 60’s
To date, Saline County has had a total of 6,044 lab confirmed positives, including 79 deaths, White County has had a total of 3,714 lab-confirmed positives, including 35 deaths, and Gallatin County has a total of 1,123 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including 10 deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health, their healthcare provider, and the individuals have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.
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 has had a total of 2,488,380 confirmed cases and 28,660 deaths in Illinois.
Please remember the 3 W's
Wear a mask
Wash your hands
Watch your distance (6 ft!)
Get Vaccinated! (Or your Booster)
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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