MCC assisting Hopkins County in COVID outbreak

Madisonville Community College is assisting the Hopkins County community fight the major outbreak of COVID-19 there while they prepare for a future with a new normal.

Hopkins County Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield announced eight new cases from Wednesday to Thursday, bringing the total to 169. There have been no additional fatalities, with that total remaining at 17.

Seventy-seven of the cases are in a long-term care facility and Madisonville Mayor Kevin Cotton says most of the new cases have been there.

Madisonville Community College President, Dr. Cindy Kelley says the college has been able to lend ventilators to Baptist Health Hospital and they’ve donated personal protective equipment.

Dr. Kelley says MCC is registering students for the fall semester and they are committed to having a safe learning environment.

Sixty-four of Hopkins County’s 169 patients have recovered.