Christian Co. remains at 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Christian County remains at 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according the Christian County Health Department Tuesday update.

That means the total number of cases is at 93, with no new cases reported from Monday to Tuesday and only 27 of those cases are active. Sixty-three patients have recovered and there have been three fatalities.  Of the existing cases, the health department says 76 percent are Caucasian, 22 percent are African-American and one percent is one percent is Asian—60 percent of cases are female and 40 percent are male.

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

Amanda Sweeney of the Christian County Health Department says 1,934 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. She says the department will continue to offer testing and if anyone is having a problem making it to the testing site, contact the health department.

Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman says his department has had to adjust, as we all have, to working in a COVID-19 environment—and while some events have been cancelled, others will go on, including drive-in Movies In the Park.

Also still on is the Fourth of July fireworks show that is put on at Ruff Park, and Brockman says they intend for that one to be drive-in style as well to allow for good social distancing.

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.