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Jessamine seeing steady increase in COVID cases

As the state continues to see a steady rise in COVID-19 cases, so does Jessamine County.

There were 34 new cases reported in Jessamine the week ending Sept. 20, down from 47 reported the prior week.

As of Tuesday’s report from the Jessamine County Health Department, there have been 571 positive cases in the county.

Of those, eight were newly reported Tuesday, 35 remained active Tuesday and 536 had recovered.

As of Monday, there have been 61,917 positive cases of the virus and more than 1,000 deaths in Kentucky.

More than 1 million people have been tested for the virus, with a 3.77 percent positivity rate.

At least 11,283 people have recovered.

The Health Department continues drive-through testing.

As of Monday, there had been 4,812 drive-through tests performed locally with an overall 2.4 positivity rate.

Of those tested, 64 percent were asymptomatic.

The community continues to see a decline in its weekly positivity rate. The rate the week of Sept. 14-20 was 3.57 percent, down from 3.92 percent the prior week.

The community reached a positivity rate high the weeks of Aug. 24-30 and Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, with a rate higher than 6 percent.

To schedule a test, visit jessaminehealth.org or call 859-885-4149.