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MEDIA ADVISORY: 569 Cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky; Symptoms of COVID-19

May 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FLORENCE, Ky. — As of 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 22 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 569 total cases. There are 292 cases in Kenton County, 92 cases in Campbell County, 161 cases in Boone County and 24 cases in Grant County. There have been 34 total deaths related to COVID-19. For more data on COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky, please visit https://bit.ly/2VP7f28.

While fever, cough and shortness of breath are the most common symptoms associated with COVID-19, recently other symptoms have also been identified. According to Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of Health, “If you feel unwell, and especially if you have any of the following symptoms that cannot be explained by another cause, it is important that you stay home and contact your health care provider for further instructions.” The following have been identified as symptoms associated with COVID-19:

  • Fever (above 100.4° F)
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

If you are tested for COVID-19, you will need to stay at home and away from others. If you test positive for COVID-19, you will need to remain at home away from others and will be contacted by NKY Health. NKY Health will determine if individuals with whom you have had close contact have been exposed to COVID-19, should monitor for symptoms and stay at home. Learn how to prevent the spread of the virus in your home at https://bit.ly/3dBMfCO. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

NKY Health has been actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic 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 provided by the Commonwealth to approved health care providers and first responders.

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.

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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