Christian County now has three COVID-19 cases

Christian County now has a third case of COVID-19.

The Christian County Health Department, Emergency Management and other agencies hosted a teleconference Monday afternoon, where Public Health Director Kayla Bebout announced that a 21-year old female tested positive at Jennie Stuart Medical Center, and she is self-isolating at home.

She was a direct contact of the 24-year old male Hopkinsville Community College employee who was announced Sunday as a presumptive positive case, according to Bebout, who says they will be reaching out to anyone who may have had direct contact with the patient.

A direct contact is an individual who has been within six feet of someone with COVID-19 for an extended period of time.  Bebout says if you are not contacted by the health department, then you are not considered to have been in direct contact.

Dr. Keith Toms said 79 people had been screened Monday at the drive-thru site at the Jennie Stuart Express Lab on Eagle Way Bypass and approximately a third were tested for coronavirus. The site will not be open Tuesday due to the threat for inclement weather.

A 61-year old female was announced as Christian County’s first COVID-19 patient last week and Bebout says she continues to improve at home and is in good spirits.