The Madison County Health Department has confirmed four new coronavirus cases in Madison County as of Wednesday.
At the moment, this brings the total number of positive COVID cases in Madison County to six.
The first two cases were announced this past weekend. However, for the sake of privacy, the names and information regarding these infected persons has been withheld. All those that have been near the affected persons have been contacted by health officials in order to mitigate the spread.
However, the Health Department noted that one case from the past weekend was a 76-year-old woman who is in isolation at Baptist Health, and the other has been quarantined at home.
From a press release from the health department:
The Madison County Health Department has established a phone number for its local Information Line: (859) 544-6550. The Information Line will be operational Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This phone line provides general and local information and does not take the place of the KY COVID-19 Hotline (1-800-722-5725) which operates 24/7.
COVID-19 Health tips:
During challenging times such as with the current Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, it is important to remember to practice good mental health. Follow these tips to maintain good mental health and reduce anxiety. Please seek professional help if needed.
• Stay informed with reliable sources (kycovid19.ky.gov, cdc.gov, and @GovAndyBeshear & Facebook.com/GovAndyBeshear)
• Take a break from social media and news
• Preserve a daily routine as much as possible.
• Maintain a healthy diet, engage in regular exercise, and get enough sleep
• Take advantage of outdoor activities while still maintaining social distancing
• Do not isolate, connect through appropriate social distancing or virtual opportunities
Know the Facts and Stop Rumors
• Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity. Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can cause people to avoid or reject others even though they are not at risk for spreading the virus.
• Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people. For up-to-date information, visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease 2019 web page. (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts)
The Madison County Health Department does not perform testing for COVID-19 Virus. If you have questions or concerns about testing, please call your primary care physician or urgent treatment center.
The following phone number and links are trusted sources of information. Public hotline in Kentucky: KY COVID-19 hotline: 1-800-722-5725 (24/7) and website: www.kycovid19.ky.gov: and www.cdc.gov