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MEDIA ADVISORY: 716 Cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky; COVID-19 Testing Locations

May 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FLORENCE, Ky. — As of 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 16 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 716 total cases. There are 364 cases in Kenton County, 111 cases in Campbell County, 213 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.

In addition to St. Elizabeth’s drive thru testing next week, COVID-19 testing is now available in multiple locations throughout Northern Kentucky. According to Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of Health, “Anyone who feels they are in need of a COVID-19 test should contact their heath care provider, who can provide guidance and further instructions, which may include orders for testing.” The following locations are currently offering COVID-19 testing. Call ahead before going to any location.

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