County has 122 COVID cases in five days

In five days, Clark County had 122 new COVID-19 cases, the Health Department reported Wednesday.

That includes 40 on Saturday, nine Sunday, 32 Monday, 22 Tuesday, and 19 Wednesday.

As of 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, there were 313 active cases in the county. There have been 1,863 total cases in the county, including 1,531 who have recovered, and 18 who have died of the virus.

Forty-seven have been reported hospitalized, but that number had not been updated since Dec. 4, as it is reported monthly.

Recently, Clark Regional Medical Center reported that about 11 percent of their inpatients were COVID cases.

The county’s incidence rate on Wednesday was 74.85 per 100,000 population, which is in the highest category, the “red zone,” although it has been steadily declining since last week.

The Clark County Health Department is currently vaccinating frontline health care workers and first responders.  Phase 1A also includes the following health and human service workers:

— All senior citizen service providers (Senior Citizen Center, Meals on Wheels, etc.)

— All mental health and substance abuse workers

— Pharmacy staff

— Bus/vehicle drivers whose job is to transport elderly to medical appointments

— Home health staff including aides

— All those who provide support services with direct contact with patients

— Dental office staff

— Social workers

 If you feel you qualify and have not yet been contacted for an appointment, you may call the Health Department at 859-744-4482

Becky Kissick, director, said the Health Department looks forward to moving to Phase 1B, soon. This phase includes persons 70 years and older. 

The Health Department currently has a waiting list for phase 1B. Those who want to get on the list should call 859-744-4482 or email ClarkhdDOC@ky.gov to be added to this list. 

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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