Two More Cases of COVID-19 in McCracken County
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - The Purchase District Health Department has confirmed two more cases of COVID-19 in McCracken County.

On Monday, the health department received information on the two additional cases of the virus, A 20-year-old woman and a 56-year-old woman. Both are in stable condition, and are self-quarantined.

With the addition of the two new cases, McCracken County now has a total of eight confirmed cases since the first two were reported back on March 23.

No additional information was provided due to medical privacy laws.

While they believe the risk to the general public is still low, they are working with the CDC and the Kentucky Department for Public Health to identify anyone else that may have been exposed. Anyone who had close contact with the victims will be asked to quarantine and will be monitored for any signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

“We believe the risk to the general public still remains low, and as this situation evolves, we will continue to communicate with the CDC, KDPH, and the people of McCracken County,” said Kent Koster, Public Health Director of the Purchase District Health Department. “The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, there are simple preventative actions you can do to help prevent the spread of this virus.”

The Purchase District Health Department offers these tips:

1) Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
2) Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
3) Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
4) Stay home when you are sick.
5) Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
6) Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

This virus can be spread by respiratory droplets. Symptoms of the virus may include fever, cough or shortness of breath. Anyone experiencing symptoms should first contact their primary care medical provider. If you are worried or concerned, but otherwise healthy, please see the link below for additional information or call the Ky Covid-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

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Kentucky COVID-19 Information

Published 08:03 PM, Monday Mar. 30, 2020
Updated 05:38 AM, Wednesday Apr. 01, 2020



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