Just when it was starting to look like local COVID-19 cases might have stopped, a recent 72-hour time period saw one or more cases reported in Whitley, Laurel, Knox and McCreary counties.
The Whitley County Health Department reported the county’s 10th confirmed COVID-19 case Saturday afternoon.
The person is isolating at home.
The last COVID-19 case reported in Whitley County before this was reported on April 22, and all nine previous cases have been released from isolation.
The majority of Whitley County cases have involved people ages 50 and under.
Out of the Whitley County cases, one patient is ages 18-30, three patients are ages 31-40, two patients are ages 41-50, one patient is age 51-60, two patients are ages 61-70, and one patient is age 71-80.
Knox County reported its seventh COVID-19 case late Friday afternoon and it involves the county’s first child victim.
“Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is collaborating with the Department for Public Health (DPH) to track individuals who had close contact with this case and are at risk for infection. Those individuals will be instructed on proper quarantine measures and monitored to safeguard their own health and health of the public,” the Knox County Health Department said in a release.
The Knox County Health Department reported its sixth confirmed COVID-19 case on April 22, and all six of its prior cases have been released from isolation.
Out of the seven Knox County cases, one patient is under the age of 18, one patient was ages 18-30, four patients were ages 31-40, and one patient was ages 51-60, according to the Knox County Health Department.
The Laurel County Health Department announced its 20th confirmed COVID-19 case Thursday, and its 21st case late Friday afternoon.
Out of the 21 cases, two are deceased, 14 have fully recovered, and five cases are active.
Among the active cases, one is undergoing hospital isolation, and four are self-isolating at home.
Out of the Laurel County cases, four patients are ages 18-30, five patients are ages 31-40, one patient is age 41-50, three patients are ages 51-60, seven patients are ages 61-70, and one patient is age 71-80.
Early Friday evening, McCreary County reported its 12th confirmed case of COVID-19, and about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, McCreary County reported its 13th COVID-19 case.
The patients in the two most recent cases are self-isolating.
All 11 prior cases have been released from isolation, according to the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.
According to the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s official COVID-19 page, there have been no confirmed cases in Bell County.
As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, there were 6,853 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Kentucky, and 321 deaths from the virus. At least 110,609 people in Kentucky have been tested for COVID-19, according to the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s official COVID-19 website.