Darren Doyle, story:
Not much change was seen in the number of active COVID cases in Edmonson County this week. While total case numbers somewhat, the recoveries increased at the same rate with no more deaths determined from the virus, which leaves the number of active cases at 70 today, compared to 69 last Friday, according to today's released numbers from the Barren River District Health Department.
Active cases hovered around the same amount all week long and Edmonson County still has the lowest number of total cases (512) from the beginning of the pandemic, as well as active cases in the Barren River Health District. Edmonson's death rate for coronavirus is still at 13, which is in the middle of the pack. Ten of those deaths were reported from Edmonson Center, Genesis Healthcare facility in Brownsville.
Earlier this week, Edmonson County Schools announced that in-person classes will remain suspended until January 11, 2021. High school basketball games are scheduled to begin on January 4th, where Edmonson County will host the All A Classic in a boy/girl doubleheader. Both teams will take on Owensboro Catholic beginning at 6pm.