MEDIA ADVISORY: 700 Cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky; Keeping our Mothers Safe

May 8, 2020


700 Cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky; Keeping our Mothers Safe

FLORENCE, Ky. — As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, 29 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 700 total cases. There are 360 cases in Kenton County, 109 cases in Campbell County, 203 cases in Boone County and 28 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.

Sunday is Mother’s Day, but we cannot forget that cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Northern Kentucky. While Mother’s Day is traditionally celebrated with brunches and get-togethers with family, COVID-19 is still with us. According to Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of Health, “We must continue social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This weekend, the best way that we can honor and celebrate our mothers is by keeping them safe, and staying healthy at home.”

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.