More than 150 new COVID-19 positives in Saline, Gallatin, White counties

graphic showing 91 new COVID-19 cases in Saline County, 14 new cases in Gallatin County, 47 new cases in White County(Source: Egyptian Health Department)

ELDORADO, Ill. (KBSI) – More than 150 southeastern Illinois residents recently tested positive for COVID -19.

The Egyptian Health Department was notified Jan. 11 of 152 residents who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been a total of 10,881 COVID-10 cases to date in Saline, Gallatin and White counties. There have been a total of 123 deaths from COVID-19 to date in the three counties.

Saline County

91 new COVID-19 cases

Females:

  • 2 under the age of 10
  • 8 in their teens
  • 4 in their 20s
  • 9 in their 30s
  • 6 in their 40s
  • 8 in their 50s
  • 3 in their 60s
  • 7 in their 70s
  • 1 in her 80s
  • 3 in their 90s
  • 1 over the age of 100
  • 2 demographics unknown – case status in progress

Males:

  • 5 under the age of 10
  • 10 in their teens
  • 7 in their 20s
  • 4 in their 30s
  • 3 in their 40s
  • 3 in their 50s
  • 2 in their 60s
  • 1 in their 70s
  • 1 in his 80s
  • 1 demographics unknown – case status in progress

Gallatin County

14 new COVID-19 cases

Females:

  • 1 under the age of 10
  • 2 in their teens
  • 1 in her 30s
  • 3 demographics unknown – case status in progress

Males:

  • 1 in his teens
  • 2 in their 40s
  • 2 in their 50s
  • 2 demographics unknown – case status in progress

White County

47 new COVID-19 cases

Females:

  • 1 under the age of 5
  • 1 under the age of 10
  • 1 in her teens
  • 4 in their 20s
  • 3 in their 30s
  • 3 in their 40s
  • 2 in their 50s
  • 6 in their 60s
  • 1 in her 80s

Males:

  • 1 under the age of 5
  • 1 under the age of 10
  • 1 in his teens
  • 5 in their 20s
  • 4 in their 30s
  • 6 in their 40s
  • 6 in their 50s
  • 1 in his 60s

COVID-19 numbers to date

Saline County

  • 6,044 lab confirmed positives
  • including 79 deaths

White County

  • 3,714 lab-confirmed positives
  • 35 deaths

Gallatin County

  • 1,123 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19
  • 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, residents are asked to answer their phones. Contact Tracers may be calling 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, 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– or — you should still until you receive your lab-confirmed results.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that Illinois has had a total of 2,488,380 confirmed cases and 28,660 deaths in Illinois.

Remember the 3 Ws

  1. Wear a mask. Wear a face covering if you have to go out.
  2. Wash your hands frequently.
  3. Watch your distance (6 ft!)
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