Serving Saline, Gallatin & White Counties

Daily COVID-19 Update

𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐀𝐂𝐓 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄: Egyptian Health Department Effective January 13, 2022

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:

If you are a COVID-19 positive case or close contact, please direct all calls to: 312-777-1999 or go to:

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 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)!
Update: Egyptian Health Department will offer COVID Vaccinations and Boosters 12/21 and 12/22 in Eldorado from 8:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:45pm.
We will also offer them 12/27, 12/28 and 12/29 from 8:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:45pm in Eldorado as well. All vaccinations (and boosters) available! No appointment necessary, walk ins welcome!

Please note: All Egyptian Health Department offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday (12/30) and Friday (12/31). The next COVID-19 update will be Monday, January 3, 2022 which will include COVID positives from December 29-January 2. Have a happy, healthy and safe New Year!

Egyptian Health Department was notified December 28, 2021 of 50 Southeastern Illinois residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals:

  • Saline County
    • Female: 1 under the age of 10, 2 in their teens, 6 in their 20's, 2 in their 30's, 2 in their 40's, 1 in their 50's, 1 in their 60's, 3 in their 70's
    • Male: 2 in their teens, 3 in their 20's, 2 in their 30's, 1 in their 40's, 1 in their 60's, 1 in their 70's, 1 in their 80's
  • Gallatin County
    • Female: 1 in their 30's, 1 in their 60's
  • White County
    • Female: 1 in their teens, 2 in their 20's, 2 in their 30's, 1 in their 40's, 2 in their 50's, 2 in their 60's
    • Male: 1 under the age of 10, 1 in their teens, 2 in their 30's, 1 in their 40's, 1 in their 50's, 2 in their 60's, 1 in their 70's

To date, Saline County has had a total of 5,264 lab confirmed positives, including 74 deaths, White County has had a total of 3,370 lab-confirmed positives, including 33 deaths, and Gallatin County has a total of 1,005 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 2,098,064 confirmed cases and 27,684 deaths in Illinois.
Please remember the 3 W's
Wear your face covering if you are not fully vaccinated
Wash your hands
Watch your distance (6 ft!)

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.

#allinillinois #weareinthistogether #socialdistancingsaveslives

Need tested for COVID-19 in Gallatin County?
Gallatin County Wellness Center continues to offer COVID-19 testing and due to high transmission currently, we are encouraging members of the community to get tested. Other testing sites in Gallatin County include Christopher Rural Health Planning Corp. in Shawneetown. We will also add an image in the comments of local testing sites in Saline and White Counties as well.
Please call before to schedule your testing appointment.

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