Egyptian Health Department would like to update our communities of Gallatin, Saline and White Counties regarding the Coronavirus Disease, known as COVID 19. As of today, March 18, at 4:00 PM, EHD has not been notified of any confirmed cases of COVID 19 in our tri-county area.
It should be noted that cases in Illinois are increasing. Monday, March 9, there were 11 cases in Illinois and as of today, Wednesday, March 18, there have been 288 confirmed cases. IDPH stated in the 2:30PM Daily Briefing that there are now 17 counties in Illinois with confirmed COVID 19 cases. Madison and Kendal Counties are the newest counties in Illinois with positive COVID 19 test results.
On Wednesday evening, the Southern Illinoisan posted that deep Southern Illinois was alerted to its first two cases of COVID-19: One in Williamson County and the other in Jackson County.
Public communication is a priority at EHD. EHD continues to partner with our local healthcare providers, provide education and monitoring of the situation. This situation changes rapidly. We will remain transparent and keep our local communities up-to-date.
Please follow Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), CDC and the Illinois Coronavirus Website for guidance.
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