First COVID-19 Diagnosis in Christian County Has No Symptoms After 14 Days Self Isolation

Mar 30, 2020

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The first person identified with COVID-19 in Christian County, a 61-year-old woman, has completed a 14-day isolation and is now experiencing no symptoms of the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a report Monday from the Christian County Health Department.

That news comes as officials also announced that two additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, which brings the total to seven in Christian County since March 19.

Officials said in a news release that the department had received information regarding two women, ages 54 and 62, who tested positive for COVID-19.

“These two cases are not related and both individuals are improving,” department spokeswoman Amanda Sweeney stated in the release.

Both of the women are improving from moderate to mild symptoms, and both are in self-isolation at home, Sweeney told Hoptown Chronicle.

“We encourage everyone, now more than ever, to continue to practice social distancing, frequently wash your hands with warm water and soap, and should you experience any symptoms including dry cough, fever or shortness of breath, contact your local primary care provider,” Sweeney said.

(This story has been updated to reflect a clarification about the condition of the two women who are newly diagnosed with positive COVID-19 tests.)

(Jennifer P. Brown is the editor and founder of Hoptown Chronicle. Reach her at editor@hoptownchronicle.org.)