Darren Doyle, story:
One new confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Edmonson County today from the Barren River District Health Department with one new reported recovery as well.
"The number of confirmed cases are going to go up because they're total numbers," said Matt Hunt, Director of BRDHD in a phone interview last night. "Those are obviously important, but we also want to stress the amount of recoveries, too."
That brings a total number of cases in Edmonson County to 47, with 12 reported recoveries and 9 total deaths. All in-county deaths have been reported from Genesis Health, Edmonson Center. Their number of cases have remained steady all week with 30 confirmed cases from residents and 3 staff members. They have reported one death this week.
Total number of cases in the district are 1,116 with 395 reported recoveries and 21 total deaths.
Across Kentucky in one week, there has been a slightly higher rate of increased recoveries than total confirmed cases. Last Friday, the Commonwealth reported 6128 total confirmed cases, which rose to 7444 today, for a 21% rate of increase over a 7-day period, but the reported recovery rate has been just higher with 562 more recoveries over the same period for a total of 2739, or a 26% percent increase.
The death rate from COVID-19 in Kentucky increased from 294 to 332 since last Friday.
To date, more than 127,000 Kentuckians have been tested for COVID-19, according to the state website.