Six new COVID cases pushes Jessamine past 300 mark

Published 10:25 am Thursday, August 6, 2020

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In the last two weeks, Jessamine County has added more than 100 new coronavirus cases, including six more Tuesday.

According to the Jessamine County Health Department, the county has now recorded 306 cases of COVID-19.

Six of those are currently hospitalized, and there are 76 active cases, according to the department’s daily update. The remaining 230 cases are designated as recovered.

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Approximately half of the county’s cases have been in people ages 18 to 40, with the most between 18 and 30.

Testing continues at a brisk pace, with 3,558 tests administered by the department since May, and more than 300 in the last week alone.

The county’s positivity rate is down to 2.16%, with 72 total positive tests. Of those 67% were asymptomatic, according to the department.

The other 3,486 tests were negative, and none are listed as pending.

The department has been offering free COVID-19 testing for about two months to anyone who shows at least one of the symptoms: a fever above 100.4 degrees, a dry cough, diarrhea or shortness of breath.

To be tested at the Health Department, complete an online screening or call the department for the screening. The department will then schedule the test.