County Continues To Have Lowest COVID Numbers In Barren River Health District
Darren Doyle, story:
Although by only a couple, the active COVID-19 cases in Edmonson County dropped again this week, from 61 to 59 on Friday, according to the latest released data from the Barren River District Health Department.
In a five-week span dating back to February 4th, Edmonson County's active cases have dropped 47% from the all-time highest number of 127 down to yesterday's count. With the exception of one week that saw a two-case increase, those active cases have steadily dropped since the spike in late January-early February.
The BRDHD listed one additional death reported from COVID in the county, bringing the total number to 18.
The first cases of COVID-19 in Edmonson County were first reported by the Edmonson Voice on March 30, 2020. Since that time, the BRDHD has reported a total of 903 confirmed cases in the county with 827 recoveries.
Edmonson County still has the lowest total cases, the lowest deaths reported, and shares the lowest active COVID numbers with Metcalfe County for COVID-19 in the Barren River District, which has a population of over 200,000.
The Barren River District Health Department is currently administering COVID-19 vaccine for individuals in Phase 1C.
For phase guidelines, please visit https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/covid19/20210104_Phasesbupdate.pdf. Effective March 8, 2020, the BRDHD will schedule appointments for mid-March through the end of March for individuals in Phase 1C. Due to vaccine supply, vaccine clinics will occur on specific days for each county. Once the appointments are full for March, appointments will be scheduled again in late March for the month of April.
To schedule an appointment online:
Visit https://www.yellowschedule.com/booking/brdhd__vaccine__site. There is a link available on our website home page at www.barrenriverhealth.org