MEDIA ADVISORY: 671 Cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky; St. Elizabeth COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing

May 7, 2020


671 Cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky; St. Elizabeth COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing

FLORENCE, Ky. — As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 25 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 671 total cases. There are 348 cases in Kenton County, 108 cases in Campbell County, 189 cases in Boone County and 26 cases in Grant County. There have been 42 total deaths related to COVID-19. For additional details on COVID-19 cases in Northern Kentucky, please visit https://bit.ly/2VP7f28.

Starting Friday, May 8, individuals will be able to schedule an appointment for free COVID-19 testing at St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s drive thru testing site. Those in need of a COVID-19 test should call 1-800-737-7900. According to Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of Health, “This testing site is an opportunity for anyone in our area who feels like they need to be tested to call, make an appointment, and get tested next week.  It is also important that if you make an appointment, you keep the appointment.” St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s drive thru testing site will be located at the Atlantic Corporate Center (25 Atlantic Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018), and run from Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, contact your health care provider for further instructions. 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.