Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County's COVID cases have steadily decreased this week after a sharp spike just over a week ago, according to today's released numbers from the Barren River District Health Department.
The county saw it's highest active number during the pandemic on Thursday, February 4th with 127 active cases. Those numbers begin to decrease slightly each day and had dropped to 100 this Monday, the 8th. Over the course of this week, the decline continued each day except for Wednesday, which saw one additional active case. Today, active cases were at 88 for Edmonson County, which is a 31% decrease in 11 days.
There were two more deaths reported as a result of COVID in Edmonson County this week, which brings that total to 16. Total number of cases in the county from the beginning of the pandemic were listed today at 849 with 745 recoveries.
Edmonson County is now back at the top of the list in the Barren River Health District for the lowest amount of total cases, active cases, and deaths reported from COVID.