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Jessamine tops 400 COVID cases

Jessamine County has seen more than 400 cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the latest data released by the Jessamine County Health Department.

According to the department’s Aug. 25 COVID-19 summary, there have been 420 positive cases. Of those, 382 have recovered.

There are currently no Jessamine residents hospitalized because of the virus, but 38 of the positive cases remain active.

The majority of cases remain among the 18 to 30 age range, with the fewest cases among the 80 and older range.

Cases among men and women remain relatively close at 54.4 percent and 45.6 percent respectively.

The Health Department continues to offer drive-through COVID-19 testing.

As of Monday, there have been 4,307 tests administered with a 2 percent positive rate.

Of those testing positive, 69 percent were asymptomatic.

To schedule an appointment, visit jessamine health.org or call 859-885-4149.

In Kentucky, there have been 44,568 positive cases of the virus as of Tuesday, which is The Journal’s press deadline.

During his press briefing Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 688 new cases and 10 new deaths, bring the state’s death toll to 895.

Of the new cases reported Tuesday, 96 involved someone 18 or younger, with two as young as 8 months.

As of Monday, there have been 822,904 tests performed, with a 4.77 percent positivity rate.

At least 9,544 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

According to Sunday’s daily COVID-19 summary released by the Kentucky Department for Public Health, the majority of cases remain among the 20 to 29 age range, but the majority of deaths have been reported in the 80 and older range.

The report indicates that three counties — Jefferson, Fayette and Warren — make up nearly 40 percent of the total cases in the state.

Jefferson County alone, which includes Louisville, accounts for nearly a fourth (24.44 percent) of all cases in Kentucky.

Neighboring Fayette County has accounted for 8.59 percent of the state’s cases.

Cases numbers in other neighboring counties include:

— 805 in Madison

— 202 in Woodford

— 104 in Mercer

— 102 in Garrard.

A travel advisory remains in effect for those who visit states with a 15 percent or higher positivity rate, which includes Mississippi, Idaho, Nevada, South Carolina and Texas.

For more on COVID-19 in Kentucky, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

About Whitney Leggett

Whitney Leggett is managing editor of The Winchester Sun and Winchester Living magazine. To contact her, email whitney.leggett@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0049.

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