The Purchase District Health Department verifies notification of the positive tests in a press release which also states both patients are in stable condition. The department said it’s working to identify those who were in close contact with the patients and may have been exposed to the virus. Those who were in contact will be monitored for symptoms of COVID-19.
“We believe the risk to the general public is low, and as this situation evolves, we will continue to communicate with the CDC, DPH, and the people of McCracken County,” said County Public Health Director Kent Koster. “The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, there are simple preventative actions you can do to help prevent the spread of this virus.”
Koster said preventative action includes good hygiene practices such as handwashing and avoiding touching your face. He also said residents should disinfect frequently-touched objects.
More information concerning the coronavirus pandemic in Kentucky can be found at kycovid19.ky.gov.