Edmonson County Sees Only Two New Cases This Week
Darren Doyle, story:
Governor Andy Beshear today extended his executive order requiring face coverings in public for another 30 days. It's the second time the order has been extended. The original order was given on July 9th for 30 days then extended on August 8th for 30 more days. The entire order can be read here. Beshear said an extension is needed because of it's success in slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Beshear said on Sunday, August 31st, that the week's coronavirus cases were an all-time in KY, with 4,503 in that time span. Kentucky is on pace to top that number with 3,719 reported cases since Monday, September 1st.
Edmonson County has had only two new reported positive COVID-19 case this week, according to numbers provided by the Barren River District Health Department (135 total cases). There are currently 10 active known positive cases in the county according to BRDHD data. Deaths reported as a result of the virus in Edmonson County have been unchanged for nearly two months at 12, with 83% of those being reported from Edmonson Center.