Darren Doyle, story:
While Edmonson County's confirmed COVID-19 cases have risen by 7 over the past week, Genesis Health-Edmonson Center nursing home facility has reported that only one positive case remains for residents in their care.
Cases at the facility began to rise in April with the highest total rising to 33 positive residents; however, with measures in place to keep the spread down, the facility managed to contain the virus. While all eleven virus deaths reported in Edmonson County were residents from the facility, all other positive cases have been reported as recovered. More than half of Edmonson County's total confirmed cases were reported from Edmonson Center, which included both residents and staff members.
Edmonson County's total number of confirmed cases (from the beginning) rose to 70 today, with a total of 33 recoveries reported from the Barren River District Health Department. District wide, they reported a total number of 1,879 cases with 1,251 recoveries and 47 deaths.
As of 4 p.m. June 12, Governor Beshear said there were at least 12,166 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 331 of which were newly confirmed Friday. He also reported 4 new deaths for a total of 497 statewide.
Edmonson County currently has no free testing sites listed on the state's COVID-19 website; however, Edmonson residents can be tested anywhere tests are administered. On Wednesday, Gov. Beshear announced expanded drive-thru testing which included another location in Warren County. These tests are free but you need to schedule an appointment to be tested. You can click here to find out more.