First COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Graves County
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MAYFIELD - Graves County has its first COVID-19 case.

The Graves County Health Department on Monday announced that a Graves County resident in his 70’s tested positive for COVID-19. According to the health department, the man is in isolation at a local hospital.

“I know Graves Countians and our organizations will step up their game to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect their fellow citizens from the harm this virus can cause,” commented Noel Coplen, Director of the Graves County Health Department.

According to Coplen, the man had been self-isolating by remaining at home and limiting contact with family therefore, reducing infectious contact with other community members.

Coplen reminded residents to be mindful of those who are at greater risk for contracting this virus, including older adults and those with underlying health conditions. He said those more at risk should ask others to help with their life sustaining activities, i.e. food, medications or other necessities.

Published 05:02 PM, Monday Mar. 30, 2020
Updated 06:24 PM, Tuesday Mar. 31, 2020



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