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Thursday, April 9, 2020

10 New Cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky; Beshear urges no gatherings this holiday weekend



There are 10 new positive cases of Covid-19, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department and now 178 total cases.


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There are 80 cases in Kenton County, 41 cases in Campbell County, 46 cases in Boone County and 11 cases in Grant County.

There have been 13 total deaths related to COVID-19.

Gov. Beshear announced 134 new cases and an official state total of 1,452 cases. He said 228 people are currently in the hospital including 105 people in intensive care. 395 people have recovered.

He announced 6 deaths:

69 M Jefferson
83 F Jefferson
70 F Hopkins
59 M Jefferson
82 F Hopkins
87 F Jefferson

He also said A total of 104 residents of nursing homes have tested positive. On Thursday Beshear announced that 32 new residents of nursing homes tested positive and 13 new staff members. Three more people have died.

The NKY Health Department echoed warnings from Gov. Andy Beshear to avoid gatherings this holiday weekend.

"Passover has already begun and Easter will be here in a couple of days. As much as we want to get together during this time, we must stay vigilant with social distancing in order to protect ourselves and our family, and fight the spread of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky," the department stated in a release.

"Do you want it on your conscience, if you pass it on to someone and they die?" Beshear asked rhetorically at his press conference.

According to a recent article in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a study from Chicago demonstrated that two family events – a funeral and a birthday party – led to 16 cases of COVID-19, including three deaths.

“This tells us that just one family gathering can spread COVID-19, and sadly can also be deadly. Now more than ever we need to stay healthy at home, celebrate with those in our household, and plan gatherings for when the threat from COVID-19 is over,” said  Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of Health.


Saddler said there are a limited number of tests available and health care providers and systems are carefully determining who needs to be tested.

For more information, visit our COVID-19 page on www.nkyhealth.org or www.kycovid19.ky.gov.

You can also call Kentucky’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725. The Governor’s press releases are available here: https://governor.ky.gov/news

1 comment:

  1. The 6 names listed, related? Lived together? Had contact before diagnosed?

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