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MEDIA ADVISORY: 745 Cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky; Do Your Part as Businesses Reopen

May 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

745 Cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky; Do Your Part as Businesses Reopen

FLORENCE, Ky. — As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, 15 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 745 total cases. There are 380 cases in Kenton County, 113 cases in Campbell County, 223 cases in Boone County and 29 cases in Grant County. This includes five new deaths associated with COVID-19. The individuals are two Kenton County residents in their 80s, two Kenton County residents in their 90s, and one Boone County resident in their 70s. Our thoughts go out to their loved ones during this difficult time. There have been 47 total deaths related to COVID-19. For additional details on COVID-19 cases in Northern Kentucky, please visit https://bit.ly/2VP7f28.

Today, the following businesses were eligible to reopen in Kentucky: Manufacturing, Construction, Vehicle Dealerships, Office-Based Businesses (at 50% capacity), Horse Racing (no fans), Pet Grooming/Boarding, and Photography. According to Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of Health, “The reopening of businesses does not mean the threat of COVID-19 is over. We all need to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially as our contacts with others increase.” Northern Kentucky residents must continue to do the following to protect themselves and others:

  • Wash hands with soap and water often.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces often.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • When you are in public, and especially in situations where it is difficult to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others, wear a cloth face covering.

Anyone experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, including fever, cough and difficulty breathing, should contact their health care provider for guidance and further instructions. If you are tested for COVID-19, you will need to stay at home and away from others. If you are a resident of Northern Kentucky, and 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 at 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.