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Seven new COVID cases reported

On Tuesday, the Clark County Public Health Director Becky Kissick said she was pleased to report there were no new cases of COVID-19 that day in Clark County and that three community members had met criteria for recovery.

But on Wednesday, the Health Department reported seven new positive cases of the virus, including child and adult cases, all of them community members, meaning none were from the Fountain Circle nursing home, which has recently accounted for many new cases.

Three more people had recovered from the virus, two of them residents of the long-term care facility.

The Health Department reported that it is currently working 44 active cases of the total of 157 cases the county has had this year. Of that number, 17 are residents of Fountain Circle, two are staff of the nursing home, and 25 are community members.

In his daily press briefing Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear reported 402 new coronavirus cases, the the second highest one-day total yet.

The total number of cases in the state is approaching 18,000.

Beshear also reported six deaths Wednesday, raising the total to 608 who have been lost to the virus.

As of Wednesday, there have been 451,451 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky.

“The rising case numbers are cause for concern, so tomorrow we’re going to announce some new requirements that are going to be mandatory,” Beshear said Wednesday. “Given what we are seeing across the country with exploding numbers in certain places, my commitment is to make sure that doesn’t happen here, but I can’t do it alone.”

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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