Edmonson's Active Cases More Than Double In 4 Days
Darren Doyle, story:
Today, Governor Andy Beshear said more actions to fight COVID-19 are necessary and guidance will be announced on Wednesday during his daily coronavirus press briefing.
“When we talk about our health care workers, we call them our front line of defense,” said Beshear. “But really, they’re our only line. We don’t have back up. So if we are going to truly care about them and ensure there are enough doctors and nurses to help people who are sick, we have to lower community spread.”
Beshear did not give many details concerning new guidelines, but he did say that the new actions will not be as restrictive as they were back in March. Kentuckians can likely expect bars and restaurants to be affected but not general curfews, he said.
“When you look at the severity of this, action has to be taken,” the Governor said.
Today, Beshear reported 2,931 new cases and 33 deaths from COVID-19. Active cases in Edmonson County took a steep jump from yesterday, compared to case counts over the past several weeks. On Friday of last week, active case numbers were at 41, according to the Barren River District Health Department. On Monday they rose to 65, and today they rose to 84 active cases.
Only 12 counties in Kentucky were not considered "red zone" today, according to the KY Dept of Health guidelines.
Also today, the BRDHD announced they will no longer be conducting contact tracing and issuing quarantine orders on individuals exposed to COVID-19; however, they also clarified that the change does not eliminate the fact that all individuals exposed to COVID-19 must still quarantine.
Today was the last day of in-person classes in Edmonson County Schools until December 4th..
The first round of the football district playoffs between Edmonson County and Clinton County is scheduled to proceed as of now, at Wildcat Stadium on Friday night at 7pm.