Rapid surge in Cases
Voice Staff Report
Active Coronavirus cases rapidly rise across the state and in McCreary County. Only three counties of the state’s 120 counties are not in the Red/Critical level of community spread. McCreary’s Tuesday count of 83 active cases is a new record for the number of infected people in the county. Statewide 2,135 new cases were reported Tuesday and the ten county Lake Cumberland District reported a near record 1,071 new cases with 67 hospitalized.
Scott County Tennessee is still seeing a record number of new cases, now at 333 cases. Scott County has experienced a total of 958 cases with 7 deaths.
LCDHD is calling on everyone to do their part in slowing the spread by wearing face coverings, avoiding crowds, social distancing when around others, increasing hand hygiene and general sanitation and most importantly avoid touching our faces.
The Lake Cumberland District Health Department urges everyone to know the symptoms and seek testing if you think you may have Covid-19. COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
• Fever or chills
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Muscle or body aches
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
• Trouble breathing
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion
• Inability to wake or stay awake
• Bluish lips or face
It is important to self-isolate and get tested if you or your family exhibit any of these symptoms and call your medical provider for instructions or emergency medical care.
For more information visit www.lcdhd.or or kycovid19.ky.gov or The Voice’s Facebook for daily posts.
Judge Executive’s Office Temporarily Closed
By Eugenia Jones
The McCreary County Judge Executive’s office will be closed until December 1, 2020 due to COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. All members of the Judge Executive’s office staff are currently in quarantine since one office employee tested positive last week for the COVID-19 virus. Employees are currently answering phone calls to the Judge’s office remotely (during regular business hours) and continue assisting citizens via phone.
After closing early last Thursday and all day on Friday, the McCreary County Courthouse reopened on a limited basis on Monday.