The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed one more case today, April 22, 2020 for Edmonson County, which brings the total in-county cases to 9.
The BRDHD also confirmed 276 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 59 of which have recovered. They also said that as of today, there have been five deaths reported in the district as a result of coronavirus.
Other area county totals are as follow:
In their press release today, the health department included a statement that read:
"In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, we must continue to follow recommendations provided by the CDC, the state, and Governor Andy Beshear. Practicing social distancing is the most important method for staying healthy. We urge Barren River residents to stay at home, and leave only for essential items such as groceries and medications. When possible, choose online ordering, delivery, and curbside pickup services to obtain these items."
Governor Beshear also announced new coronavirus drive-thru testing sites that will be available next week, including a location in Bowling Green. He said South Warren High School will be a testing site, which is located at 8140 Nashville Road, BG, 42101, Tuesday 4/28 - Thursday, 4/28 from 8:30am to 5:30pm.
He reported 3,373 total coronavirus cases statewide today, a number which includes 196 new cases. He also reported 14 new deaths from the virus for a total number of 185 lives lost so far in Kentucky.