Monday, April 13th Update:
Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County has one new confirmed case of COVID-19 today, according to The Barren River District Health Department.
They also confirmed 128 total cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 31 of which have recovered. Barren County has six, Butler County has 43, Edmonson County has seven, Hart has one, Logan County has seven, Simpson County has 16, and Warren County has 48. The district also reported a total of two deaths from COVID-19.
Butler County reportedly saw a spike in cases due to an outbreak in a local nursing home there.
It was a somber Easter Sunday in Edmonson County with many residents absent from local Easter church services for the first time ever. There were no reports of in-person services in Edmonson County yesterday; however, some churches streamed services and other events while others had drive-in services. Although the county is very traditional in worship practices in general, several churches are trying to find new ways for congregations to worship together.
Today, Governor Andy Beshear reported 2048 total coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 87 of those cases are new. He also reported 629 recoveries from the virus. There were also 7 new deaths reported in the Commonwealth today for a total of 104 deaths statewide.
Health officials are still holding to the same guidelines that have recommended for the past two weeks; the main one being stay at home unless you need groceries or medicine. Hand washing and using hand sanitizer are also extremely important while using social distancing, which is staying at least 6 feet from others while outside the home.