Public health officials announced 1,672 new cases of Coronavirus disease on Sunday April 12, up from 1,293 new cases announced on Saturday, April 11 and the 1,465 new cases of Coronavirus cases affirmed on Friday as the annual holiday weekend began.
As of Sunday, the IDHP reported a total of 20,852 confirmed cases in the state, including 720 total deaths, occurring in 86 counties across Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. On Friday Fulton and Greene Counties reported a case each. On Saturday, the counties of McDonough, Perry and Warren each reported a case.
In the tri county area of White, Gallatin and Saline, the Egyptian Health Department was notified on Sunday, April 12, 2020 of a Gallatin County resident who has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual, a male in his 40’s, is at home in isolation. This is the second confirmed positive of COVID-19 in Gallatin County. The first confirmed case in Gallatin County was announced on April 4, 2020.
Illinois Department of Public Health, the local healthcare provider, Egyptian Health Department, and the individual have all been notified and are monitoring the situation.
Public health officials are conducting an investigation of this case, 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 by 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.
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*All data is provisional and will change.