Muhlenberg County Health Department confirms ten additional cases of coronavirus

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CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (WBKO) - The Muhlenberg County Health Department has received notification of ten additional confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). The total confirmed case total in Muhlenberg County is 27.

The health department says it is crucial that everyone in the community do their part to prevent community spread of this virus. They are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) to identify and contact those who may have been exposed to these people to be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.

The people are residents of Muhlenberg County. Additional details about the about these cases cannot be provided because of medical privacy laws.

The best ways to prevent the spread of illness are to follow these safety tips:
● Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
● Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
● Avoid touching your face.
● Stay home when you are sick.
● Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
● Follow the guidance provided by Governor Andy Beshear.

This virus can be spread by respiratory droplets. Symptoms of COVID19 may include fever, cough or shortness of breath. People who are experiencing symptoms should call the Owensboro Health number at 1-877-888-6647 or contact your health care provider.

There are five people who have recovered from COVID-19. There are five people who are hospitalized at this time. There are 17 active cases.

If you have questions or need additional help go to call the state hotline at 1-800-722-5725 or call the Muhlenberg County Health Department at 270-754-3200 Please see their Facebook page for the latest information.

The Muhlenberg County Health Department will release information about confirmed cases at the end of each day by 4pm. If there are any new confirmed cases after 4pm, it will be reported the following day.