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COVID-19 update

As of Wednesday afternoon in the 10-county area covered by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department there are 25 positive or presumed cases of COVID-19: 14 in Pulaski, 4 in Wayne, 2 in Taylor, 2 in Adair and one each in McCreary, Russell and Cumberland counties. Three of the Wayne patients are reported in the hospital, as well as one in Taylor and three in Pulaski. Two patients in Pulaski and the one in McCreary have been released from self-isolation the LCDHD reports.

As of Wednesday morning Kentucky has 591 reported cases of COVID-19, with 18 total deaths associated with the virus. Seven of those deaths were reported Tuesday.

Governor Andy Beshear issued another executive order Monday banning out of state travel. The order allows for exemptions, including travel to other states for work and groceries, to care for loved ones, to obtain health care and when required by a court order. Kentuckians arriving back in the commonwealth from out of state are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

While Kentucky’s response to the crisis seems to have limited the spread of the virus, the growth rate is increasing, and is expected to continued to rise for the next few weeks.

Tennessee’s response has not been as proactive, as the total number of cases reported in our neighbor to the south stands at 2,389 as of Wednesday morning, with 23 deaths. Scott County has three confirmed cases, with the newest announced Wednesday.

Governor Bill Lee just announced this week an order calling for all non-essential businesses to close, a similar order that was passed in Kentucky almost two weeks ago.

Nationwide 163,539 cases and 2,860 deaths have been reported according to data from the CDC.

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