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Jessamine surpasses 2,000 COVID cases

For the first time in six weeks, Jessamine County saw fewer week-to-week new cases of the coronavirus.

There were 238 new cases reported the week ending Nov. 28, which was down from the previous week when 255 cases were reported.

Since the week ending Oct. 29 until the week ending Nov. 29, the county saw consecutive weeks of record-breaking weekly numbers of the potentially deadly respiratory virus.

As of Wednesday’s COVID-19 summary from the Jessamine County Health Department, there have been 2,151 case reported in the community.

Of those, 408 were active Wednesday, and 1,701 had recovered.

Additionally, 18 people were hospitalized with complications of the virus.

There have been 42 deaths in the community attributed to COVID.

The Health Department has administered nearly 7,000 drive-through COVID tests with an overall positivity rate of 4.4 percent. Of those testing positive locally, 58 percent have been asymptomatic.

The positivity rate last week was 7.8 percent, which was down from the rate the previous week, which was higher than 10 percent.

Statewide, there have been 209,136 cases of the virus reported leading to 2,118 deaths.

More then 3 million tests have been administered.

The state’s positivity rate was 9.23 percent as of Thursday morning.

At least 30,540 Kentuckians have recovered.