More COVID-19 cases reported in Jessamine

Published 1:30 pm Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Jessamine County now has 28 cases of COVID-19, but only eight of those are still active.

The Jessamine County Health Department posted its latest statistics Wednesday afternoon. The county added three new cases during the weekend.

To be declared as recovered, seven days must have passed since the patient’s symptoms first appeared and they must go 72 hours without fever without using medication and improved symptoms. Patients in any of the high-risk criteria must have negative results from two swabs taken at least 24 hours apart, according to the JCHD.

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JCHD Director Randy Gooch said in an online video posted Friday there have been no deaths related to the virus in Jessamine County. Gooch credited the efforts taken by local businesses and residents to help slow the spread of the disease.

“We’ve had a great response from most everyone which I believe represents the love you have for your family, friends and our community,” Gooch said.