19th local COVID-19 case reported

Sun Staff Report

The Clark County Health Department has received confirmation of the 19th positive COVID-19 case in the county, a 24-year-old female.

She was the first new local coronavirus case reported in over a week.

As with previous cases, the Health Department is working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health to identify and speak with all those who may have come in close contact with this person while she has been contagious.

Additional details about the person cannot be provided because of medical privacy laws.

The newest case was announced Wednesday morning. Previously, the last cases were announced April 13, a man and a woman.

On Monday, the Health Department reported that of the 18 novel coronavirus cases in Clark County at that time, 16 had recovered and two were still active. There have been no deaths reported locally from the virus.

 “We expect to see additional cases as labs build capacity and more testing is available,” Public Health Director Becky Kissick said in a press release.

She said “the most important thing for all of us to do” to slow the spread of the virus is to stay home when possible and practice social distancing.

About Randy Patrick

Randy Patrick is a reporter for Bluegrass Newsmedia, which includes The Jessamine Journal. He may be reached at 859-759-0015 or by email at randy.patrick@bluegrassnewsmedia.com.

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