FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
141 Cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky; 13 COVID-19 Related Deaths
FLORENCE, Ky. — As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, 15 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 141 total cases. There are 70 cases in Kenton County, 35 cases in Campbell County, 31 cases in Boone County and 5 cases in Grant County. There were also seven new deaths reported, including five in Kenton County and two in Campbell County. This doubles the number of deaths in Northern Kentucky. All were over 60 years old and had underlying health issues. There have been 13 total deaths related to COVID-19. Our thoughts go out to the loved ones of each individual who has passed away.
“As we see the number of cases and deaths increasing in the Northern Kentucky area, we are entering a tough phase in the fight against COVID-19,” says Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of Health. “To those of you who are staying healthy at home, keep it up. To those of you who have not been taking COVID-19 seriously, we all need you to start now. It is absolutely critical that people stay at home. If you go outside either to enjoy the weather or to get essential services (e.g. food or medicine), you must keep at least six feet away from others. Do not forget to wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds and keep them away from your face. EVERYONE in Northern Kentucky needs to be taking these actions ALL the time.”
At this time, there are a very limited number of tests available, and health care providers and systems are carefully determining who needs to be tested. If you develop a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, stay home and call your health care provider. If it is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1. If you are ill and in isolation at home, learn how to prevent the spread of the virus in your home at https://bit.ly/3dBMfCO. For individuals with no or mild symptoms, testing is not recommended.
NKY Health has been actively responding to the COVID-19 crisis for months. We continue to provide guidance and collaborate with local officials, health care providers, first responders, schools, businesses, social service agencies, and others, as well as respond to a high volume of questions from the public. We are also coordinating the distribution of personal protective equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile to health care providers and first responders. Additionally, staff track testing conducted throughout Northern Kentucky, and provide instructions to contacts that have had exposures to cases.
NKY Health continues to work with other response agencies and Northern Kentucky residents to take the actions necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page on www.nkyhealth.org or www.kycovid19.ky.gov. You can also call Kentucky’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725. The Governor’s press releases are available here: https://governor.ky.gov/news
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The Northern Kentucky Health Department provides high-quality public health services to more than 400,000 residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties, with a goal of preventing disease, promoting wellness and protecting against health threats. The Health Department seeks to be a nationwide leader in public health and was one of the first in the country to earn national public health accreditation. For more information, visit www.nkyhealth.org.