Muhlenberg County Health Department reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 today, the fourth day of double-digit numbers. This comes as Gov. Andy Beshear announced 3,649 new cases statewide, the most in a single day since the pandemic began in March. Kentucky has experienced a 400% increase in positive cases over the past nine weeks.
In the county, there have been 144 new cases in the past seven days, according to daily briefs sent by the health department. There are currently 159 active cases, with five hospitalized cases, and 154 are healing at home. There have been a total of 1,268 cases of COVID-19 in Muhlenberg County during the pandemic.
The Health Department will be at Midland Community Center on Nov. 23 and Nelson Creek Baptist Church on Nov. 30 offering free COVID-19 testing. Call 270-754-3200 for information and to schedule an appointment.
As a result of rising cases, new restrictions have been put in place. “Health care workers are getting infected. More and more are in quarantine after a possible exposure, too,” said Gov. Beshear. “So as our need goes up, our capacity and ability to help people goes down. That’s why we’re taking these steps.”
For more information on new guidelines, go to https://kycovid19.ky.gov