Edmonson Center Confirms Death Was Patient At Facility: Three More Positive Cases Reported
Darren Doyle, story:
The first death in Edmonson County from the coronavirus was reported today, which was a patient at Genesis Health, Edmonson Center. The identity, sex, or age of the patient was not released.
In addition, three more positive cases were confirmed at the nursing home today, as reported to us by Edmonson Center.
Edmonson Center also reported today that four more tests results for residents returned as negative. There was also one more staff member that tested negative for the virus, according to the center.
A spokesperson from the center said that the one staff member that tested positive last week was CNA that had volunteered in the COVID area of the facility. No other staff member has been confirmed as positive, according to the facility, which is in contrast to the state's website that still lists Edmonson Center as having two positive staff members. The facility also reported that 19 total staff members have been tested for COVID-19; 14 of which have returned as negative and the aforementioned case as positive.
No other local numbers from today were currently available from the Barren River District Health Department.
Across Kentucky, there were 4,879 total cases reported as of today (171 more since yesterday) and 248 deaths statewide from the virus (up 8 from yesterday), according to https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19.
Team Kentucky is working with partners to expand drive-thru testing throughout the commonwealth. Drive-thru testing at these locations now is open to all Kentuckians who want a COVID-19 test. Locally, you can be tested for the virus at South Warren High School, 8140 Nashville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101, May 5-May 8 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., but you must first register by clicking here. The Governor reported today that there are limited spots available.