Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County saw a decline in active COVID-19 cases this week after seeing its highest number of active cases just over a week ago.
As we've continued to stress, a more accurate assessment of the pandemic can be reached by tracking active case numbers in a particular area instead of focusing on total numbers, only. Total cases will only continue to rise; however, active cases fluctuate according to the severity of spread in an area, which affects recoveries and deaths.
Edmonson County has consistently been at the bottom or very near the bottom of the list in the Barren River Health District in terms of both total number of cases and active cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
Active cases in Edmonson County reached 102 on Friday, January 8th, which was an all-time high; likely due to spread that occurred during the Christmas and New Year holidays; however, that number declined to 90 active cases on Tuesday, January 12th.
The number declined further yesterday, according to the latest data from the BRDHD, which is now reported to be 82 active cases in Edmonson County. Total cases in the county are now at 666, with 571 recoveries and 13 deaths reported from the coronavirus.