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Latest COVID case is teenage nursing home employee

Thursday, officials with the Clark County Health Department confirmed one new positive case of COVID-19, an 18-year-old woman. She is an employee of Fountain Circle.

Additional information cannot be provided because of medical privacy laws, the Health Department said in a news release.

The department also reported two additional patients have met criteria for recovery.

The health department is now working 63 active cases of the total 123 positive cases identified in the county.  Of these cases, 53 are residents of Fountain Circle, three are employees of Fountain Circle and seven are other community members.

In his daily briefing Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 280 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, bringing the total to 14,617. Eight more people died of the virus, resulting in a total of 546. At least 3,719 have recovered.

Long-Term Care Visitation Update

Also on Thursday, Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander announced that starting Monday, June 29, the state will resume visitation at assisted living and personal care homes, group activities (10 or fewer) in facilities, communal dining and off-site appointments.

“Kentuckians have patiently awaited since March 6 for the opportunity to see loved ones in long-term care facilities again – in person. We are pleased to say that plans are in place to ease back into certain activities,” said Secretary Friedlander, adding that resuming visitation and certain other activities will proceed without taking an eye off the threat that remains with COVID-19.

Starting July 15, visitation will resume in nursing homes and in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IIDs).


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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