Total County COVID-19 Cases Rise By One
Darren Doyle, story:
Genesis Healthcare, Edmonson Center received results from 10 more COVID-19 tests today, all of which were negative for the virus. The number included six negatives for staff members and four negatives for residents.
While the community remains concerned about the 21 confirmed cases, (20 residents and 1 staff) it's a good sign that test results have been negative for two consecutive days.
The facility's numbers are a sharp contrast to a similar situation in Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center where an outbreak occurred that resulted in 54 positive residents; 5 resident deaths; and 31 positive staff cases, according to the state's COVID-19 long-term care facility update numbers. It is important to note that there are periodic contradictions with reported numbers between the state and local health departments because of the channels in which the information travels. State numbers show that Edmonson Center has a total of 22 positive cases but the facility reported to us today that there are still only 21 and they said they do not know why the state said otherwise.
Although Edmonson Center reported no new cases, the Barren River District Health Department did report one new case in the county, for a total of 32, six of which have recovered.
The BRDHD also reported one more death in the area, from Butler County. All those deaths have been reported from their Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Area totals are now at 529 for the BRDHD area. State totals today were as follow: 4,708 total confirmed cases, 240 deaths, and a total of 56,611 tests administered.
Governor Beshear discussed the dates for reopening of businesses and gatherings, provided the proper steps are taken:
For businesses, he also cautioned that in all cases it will not be business as usual and will require adherence to the 10 rules to reopening, along with industry specific requirements.