New Cases Drop From 135 to 3 in Less Than 3 Months
Darren Doyle, story:
It's good news for Edmonson County and COVID-19 after the latest data released by the Barren River Health District. After nearly two years of the Coronavirus battle, things are looking steady for the county, and in a good direction, at least for the moment.
Today's press release from the BRDHD showed only 3 new COVID-19 cases in the county over the past week. That's down from 135 on January 21st. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March of 2020, the way COVID cases were calculated and reported worldwide varied from different governmental and health agencies, as well as news outlets. The Edmonson Voice has always included the total active cases in the county instead of just reporting total number of cases from the beginning, as we have always believed the active case number shows the most accurate climate for the virus at any given time for a specific area.
That number was always figured by taking the total number of cases reported from the pandemic's beginning and subtracting the total number of recoveries and deaths. The BRDHD now reports new cases in each county instead of the recoveries.
Mask requirements are virtually non-existent in the county, with the exception of medical facilities, and Edmonson County Schools currently have zero active cases reported from students and only one from a staff member.
Also today, the BRDHD reported that Edmonson County currently has the lowest vaccination rate (37.6%) of any of the eight counties in the Barren River District. In addition, Edmonson also has the lowest number of deaths reported from COVID-19 (38), as well as total cases (2,665).