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13 COVID cases reported in two days

After a day in which no new COVID-19 cases were reported, the Clark County Health Department reported nine new confirmed cases of in the county Wednesday evening. The youngest is a pediatric patient and the oldest is 72 years.

Then Thursday, the department reported four more cases, two of them residents of Fountain Circle, and one is a 53-year-old female staff member. The fourth is a 27-year-old woman.

No other information could be provided because of medical privacy laws, the department stated in a news release. 

Three residents have also met criteria for recovery Thursday, two of them employees of the nursing home.

Currently, the Health Department is working 62 active cases of the total 144 positive cases identified in the county.  Of these cases, 40 are residents of Fountain Circle, two are staff of that nursing home, and 20 are community members.

“Our case numbers are staying relatively stable, but we can’t become complacent,” said Gov. Beshear. “Especially on a holiday weekend, where lots of families and friends may be getting together, we have to keep in mind the things that will protect us: washing hands, staying outside as much as possible, six feet away from people outside of your household, and wearing masks if you have to be inside or closer to each other.”

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear said there were at least 16,079 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, The governor also reported seven new deaths Wednesday and nine more Thursday, raising the total to 581 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

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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