CCHD reports no new cases of COVID-19 in Friday update

There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported from Thursday to Friday in Christian County.

That means the total number of cases is at 91 and only 26 of those cases are active. Sixty-two patients have recovered and there have been three fatalities.

Beth McCraw of Jennie Stuart Health says there are two patients in the hospital who have tested positive, five admitted patients with tests pending and they have successfully discharged nine patients who have recovered from the virus.

She reminded the community that some non-emergent services will begin to reopen at Jennie Stuart facilities on Monday.

Amanda Sweeney of the Christian County Health Department says 1,682 people have been tested either by Jennie Stuart or the health department. Other medical offices in the county have also been doing COVID-19 testing and all of their numbers are not available.

Sweeney says they have had some patients who tested positive that were asymptomatic, and that’s part of the reason people should continue social distancing, because they may not know they have it.

The health department’s testing site at Tie Breaker Park remains open weekdays from 9 until 11 a.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 until 11 a.m.

Sweeney is urging residents to continue to be careful and to follow guidance to stay healthy as more businesses start to reopen May 11, and to not give in to the desire to get together this weekend when the weather is nice.  As always, she reminded to maintain social distancing and keep up good and frequent hand washing practices.