COVID-19 Cases Continue to Escalate

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Lake Cumberland area continue to rise significantly and public health officials say that despite the number count, the virus is widespread.    Yesterday, 25 new cases were reported in the area, which followed the 29 new cases reported on Wednesday.   Also yesterday, there was one new death reported from the virus from Casey County.

Yesterday, Adair county reported 7 new cases, while Casey and Pulaski each reported 5 new cases, and Russell and Clinton county with 3 new cases each.   Russell County now has 22 active cases, with one currently hospitalized.

Public health officials continue to say the best way to slow the spread of the virus is for everyone to wear a mask when out in public, to avoid crowds, to social distance (stay 6-feet from others), to wash their hands with soap and water often and thoroughly, to stay home if they have a fever or are coughing, to increase sanitation, and to avoid touching their faces.

This morning at 8 o’clock on All Things Russell, our guests will be Jonathan Dye from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, and Michael Ford, Russell County School superintendent talking about the crisis and the re-opening of school scheduled for August 26th.

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