Three New COVID-19 Cases Reported for Clay County No New Cases for Jackson and Rockcastle County, Kentucky

Clay County KY 6MANCHESTER, KY (May 24, 2020) - Cumberland Valley District Health Department reports three new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Clay County, bringing the county’s cumulative total of confirmed cases to six.

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The individuals, a 43 year old female, 3 year old male, and 68 year old female, are family contacts to the teen whose case was reported yesterday. The families are self-isolating and managing symptoms at home. Clay County Health Department nurses started contact tracing on Saturday. They are working with individuals who came in contact with the positive cases to self-quarantine, get tested, and monitor themselves for symptoms.

There are no new cases to report today for Jackson County or Rockcastle County. CVDHD will begin reporting probable cases according to CDC criteria on Tuesday, May 26th. Current case information for all three counties, as well as links and information on testing sites and Healthy at Work guidelines, can be found on our website:

If an individual who tests positive has had few contacts, health department nurses will get in touch with them individually. In cases where a larger number of people may have been exposed, the health department can release information to the public to help inform them of the risk.

As businesses and services reopen in Kentucky, it is very important for all of us to continue to be careful. Following Kentucky’s Healthy at Work and Healthy at Home guidelines will help us prevent increases in cases as we return to more normal levels of public interaction. As individuals, we can use social distancing, masking when appropriate, and good handwashing and sanitizing practices to continue to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

For more information about COVID-19 in your community, visit our website, follow us on Facebook, or call your local health department: Clay County Health Department, (606) 598-2425; Jackson County Health Department, (606) 287-8421; and Rockcastle County Health Department (606) 256- 2242. For after-hours public health emergencies, call (606) 598-5564


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