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COVID-19 cases up to 65

Another 11 new cases of coronavirus were reported during the last week in Jessamine County, bringing the total to 65 since March.

The Jessamine County Health Department reported on its website two new cases were added Monday, which followed five on Saturday and three on Friday.

Of the 65 cases, 16 are considered active.

The bulk of Jessamine County’s cases continue to be in the 18- to 30-year-old age range with 17, followed by the 51 to 60 group with 11.

The Health Department continues to offer COVID-19 testing for free by appointment.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 1,456 people have been tested with 1,385 of those, or 98.5 percent, testing negative. There were 21 positive cases, and another 50 were listed as pending.

Testing is available for those who have one of the symptoms: a dry cough, a fever of more than 100 degrees, shortness of breath or diarrhea.

Patients must complete an online screening tool on the Health Department’s website or by phone.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

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