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Continuing number of COVID-19 cases reported


 
By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
Posted on 9/15/2020, 4:08 PM

ELDORADO -- Egyptian Health Department reports 28 new individual cases of COVID-19 since Thursday, including nine residents reported as testing positive by Monday afternoon.

Monday's cases include:

Saline County:

• a female, under the age of 10, at home and in isolation

• a female, in her 20s, at home and in isolation

• a female, in her 30s, at home and in isolation

• a female, in her 30s, at home and in isolation

• a male, in his 30s, at home and in isolation

• a female, in her 50s, at home and in isolation

• a female, in her 50s, at home and in isolation

White County:

• a male, in his 20s, at home and in isolation

• a male, in his 20s, case status in progress

Eight cases (six in Saline County and two in White County) were reported by EHD on Sunday. Three cases (one in Saline and two in White) were reported Saturday.

The Friday, Sept. 11 report included eight people, all from Saline County.

Saline County has had a total of 220 lab-confirmed positives, including three deaths, White County has had a total of 153 lab-confirmed positives, and Gallatin County has a total of 69 lab-confirmed positives of COVID-19, including two deaths. At least 330 people in Saline, Gallatin and White counties have been declared recovered.

Franklin and Williamson counties

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 in the Franklin- Williamson county region within the past 24 hours. The individuals are being isolated. The newly confirmed cases by gender, county and age are as follows:

Franklin:

Females: One tween, one in her 30s, and one in her 60s.

Males: Two in their 50s, one in his 60s, and one in his 90s.

Williamson:

Females: One teenager, two in their 20s, three in their 30s, four in their 40s, two in their 50s, one in her 60s, and two in their 70s.

Males: One teenager, one in his 20s, three in their 30s, three in their 40s, and one in his 70s.

The individuals are believed to have acquired the disease through either local contact with known cases, social gatherings, church settings, events, or through transmission in the community (i.e. unable to trace back to a known source). Public health officials will not be releasing more specific details about these individuals due to privacy issues.

To date, there have been a total of 1207 lab-confirmed positives in Williamson county and 432 lab-confirmed positives in Franklin county, including 28 deaths in Williamson county and one death in Franklin county related to COVID-19. Of the positive cases, 714 have recovered in Williamson county and 292 have recovered in Franklin county.

Jackson County

Jackson County Health Department reported Monday afternoon that six Jackson County residents are confirmed to have contracted COVID-19.

They include:

• Female -- one in her 20s, one in her 30s, and one more than 100 years old;

• Male -- one teen, one in his 20s, and one in his 30s.

They acquired the disease either through contact with known cases or through transmission in the community. They are being placed in isolation.

In Jackson County, 115 active cases are currently being managed. To date, there have been 1,169 confirmed cases in the county, including 24 related deaths. Sixteen individuals were released from isolation, in accordance with CDC guidelines, bringing the total released to 1,030 individuals.

Also, on Friday Jackson County returned to the COVID-19 warning list published by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The list is updated every Friday, based upon data from the prior Sunday-Saturday. Residents of counties on the warning list should be extra cautious when out in public, including practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings. In addition, people should stay home when symptomatic or while awaiting COVID-19 test results.