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Local coronavirus numbers rise

After four days  of no new coronavirus cases in Clark County, the numbers are climbing again.

On Tuesday, the local Health Department reported four new confirmed cases, followed by two on Wednesday. Four of those were Fountain Circle residents and two were residents of the community.

Then on Thursday, around 4:30 p.m., public health officials confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases, two of whom were residents of the nursing home.

Currently, the Clark County Health Department is working 27 active cases of the 199 identified so far in the county. Of these, two are Fountain Circle residents, two are employees of the nursing home, and 23 are community residents.

On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear reported 611 new COVID cases statewide, bringing the total to 25,147 identified this year. Twenty-one involved children age 5 and younger.

Beshear also reported six new COVID deaths Thursday, raising the total to 684 lives lost to the virus.

As of Thursday, there have been at least 565,490 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.94 percent.

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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