Active Cases Steadily Remain 10 Or Less At One Time Over Course of Pandemic
Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County has seen fairly consistent numbers regarding positive COVID-19 cases over the past several weeks. Active confirmed cases of coronavirus within the county have averaged under 10 at a time for most of the pandemic. To calculate known active cases, the sum of confirmed recoveries and deaths is subtracted from total cases, (total cases are tallied from the beginning of the pandemic).
As of today, the Barren River District Health Department reported a total number of 94 confirmed positive virus cases in Edmonson County (up 8 from last Friday), 74 confirmed recoveries (up 7 from last Friday) and 12 deaths, which has remained steady for close to a month.
Across the district, which is an eight-county area with a total population 276,669, according to census numbers, the BRDHD reported today a total of 3,635 confirmed positive cases total (up 396 from last Friday), 2849 recoveries (up 435 from last Friday), and 81 deaths (up 3 from last Friday).
Survival rate of confirmed cases within district is currently at 97.8% (or 2.2% death rate) (81 deaths from 3,635 confirmed cases).
Over the past week across Kentucky, cases rose to 30,151 (up 4220 from last Friday), recoveries also rose to 7,396 (up 85) and deaths rose by 44 to a total number of 735.
As of today, there have been at least 629,706 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky, according to a statement from the Governor's Office, which said the positivity rate in KY currently stands at 5.43%. This is calculated by dividing the number of confirmed positive tests by the total number of tests administered. The Edmonson Voice has requested the total number of tests administered in the Barren River Health District so that we can calculate both the district and county positivity rate for comparisons. The World Health Organization says before a region can relax restrictions, the test positivity rate from a comprehensive testing program should be at or below 5% for at least 14 days.
The Governor's Office also reported 7,481 recoveries from the virus.