BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 1,356 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District, 478 of which have recovered. Our district has 27 deaths reported from COVID-19.
Here is a county by county look:
Barren has 34 cases and 15 recovered and 1 death. Butler has 209 cases, 56 recovered, and 6 deaths. Edmonson has 54 cases, 12 recovered, and 9 deaths. Hart has 20 cases and 5 recovered. Logan has 112 cases, 22 recovered, and 3 deaths. Metcalfe has 5 cases and 2 recovered. Simpson has 43 cases, 26 recovered, and 3 deaths. Warren has 879 cases, 340 recovered, and 5 deaths.
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the health department says we must continue to follow recommendations provided by the CDC, the state, and Governor Andy Beshear. Practicing social distancing is the most important method for staying healthy. They urge Barren River residents to stay at home and leave only for essential items such as groceries and medications. When possible, choose online ordering, delivery, and curbside pickup services to obtain these items.
Here are 10 steps to fight COVID-19 from Governor Andy Beshear:
- Stay healthy at home. Leave only for essential items such as groceries once a week.
- Avoid crowds and gatherings. Avoid crowds of any size, including home visits, recreational areas, or crowded shopping locations.
- Practice social distancing. Maintain six feet between yourself and others at all times.
- Know when to seek care. Follow the “When to Seek Care” guidelines available at kycovid19
- Wash hands and surfaces frequently. Use warm water and soap and wash hands for at least 20 seconds. Disinfect regularly used surfaces multiple times a day.
- Apply for benefits. Kentucky has expanded unemployment benefits. If you have not applied, visit KCC.KY.GOV
- Prioritize mental health. Seek out virtual social opportunities and maintain a daily routine.
- Only travel for essential items. Avoid carpooling and public transit. The safest place for you and others is at home.
For questions about COVID-19, call Kentucky’s COVID-19 Hotline at 800-722-5725 BRDHD’s COVID-19 Information Line at 270-781-8039
visit www.barrenriverhealth.org/covid-19-information or