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Graves County Confirms First COVID-19 Case


The Graves County Health Department announced its first confirmed COVID-19 case today. 

The 70-year-old man is reportedly in isolation at a hospital. The press release did not specify which area hospital. 


GCHD Director Noel Coplen said, “I know Graves Countians and our organizations will step up their game to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect their fellow citizens from the harm this virus can cause.”


Coplen said the man “set a good example of how to be a good neighbor” by self isolating in the days leading up to receiving the positive test results which reduced infectious contact with others. 


For more information visit The GCHD may be reaches by calling 270-247-3553. Kentucky’s COVID-19 hotline may he reached by calling 800-722-2725.

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