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Clark County approaches 2,000 COVID cases

SUN STAFF REPORT

Clark County has surpassed 1,900 COVID-19 cases and remains in the red zone with an incidence rate of 68.94 cases per 100,000 population, according to the local Health Department.

The county’s population in 2019 was 36,263.

The report issued Friday showed the county has had 1,916 cases, including 302 that were active. Eighteen people in the county have died of the virus, and 1,596 have recovered.

Last week there were 135 new cases in the county, including 40 last Monday, 22 Tuesday, 19 Wednesday, 18 Thursday and 36 Friday.

The Clark County Health Department is currently vaccinating frontline health care workers and first responders. Phase 1A also includes the following health and human service workers:

— All senior citizen service providers (Senior Citizen Center, Meals on Wheels, etc.)

— All mental health and substance abuse workers

— Pharmacy staff

— Bus/vehicle drivers whose job is to transport elderly to medical appointments

— Home health staff including aides

— All those who provide support services with direct contact with patients

— Dental office staff

— Social workers

If you feel you qualify and have not yet been contacted for an appointment, call 859-744-4482.

Phase 1B is expected to begin in February. This phase includes persons 70 years and older. The Health Department currently has a waiting list for phase 1B. Call 859-744-4482 or email ClarkhdDOC@ky.gov to be added to this list.

About Randy Patrick

Randy Patrick is a reporter for Bluegrass Newsmedia, which includes The Jessamine Journal. He may be reached at 859-759-0015 or by email at randy.patrick@bluegrassnewsmedia.com.

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