Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County's active COVID-19 cases took their biggest increase over the weekend since the pandemic began, according to today's numbers from the Barren River District Health Department. Since March, the county has been fortunate with cases in comparison with area counties and has not seen a noticeable increase in numbers until recently. It has consistently been at the lower or lowest part of the scale for the Barren River District; however, the county is now seeing somewhat of a surge that many counties are already facing.
The active case count in Edmonson County rose from 41 on Friday to 65 today; however, it's still the lowest in the BRDHD area with 290 total cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
Reported deaths from the virus still remain at 12 total in Edmonson County. Today's county incidence rate was listed at 56.4, up from 25.9 on Friday.