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MEDIA ADVISORY: Northern Kentucky COVID-19 Update – No Time to Let Guard Down

June 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Northern Kentucky COVID-19 Update – No Time to Let Guard Down 

FLORENCE, Ky. — As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 10 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Northern Kentucky, for 1,630 total cases. There have been 586 cases in Boone County, 238 cases in Campbell County, 751 cases in Kenton County, and 55 cases in Grant County. Total deaths related to COVID-19 remain at 76, with no new deaths reported today. 1,212 individuals have recovered. For additional details on COVID-19 cases in Northern Kentucky, please visit https://bit.ly/2VP7f28.

With cases of COVID-19 increasing in southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky residents are strongly urged to continue to take protective measures to prevent cases here. According to District Director of Health, Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH, “COVID-19 has not gone away. As restrictions continue to be eased and people throughout the greater Cincinnati region travel back and forth across the river to work and enjoy recreational activities, it is critical that we do not become complacent, regardless of our age. All of us must continue to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our work, in our play and in our communities.”

Northern Kentucky residents are advised to wear a mask or cloth face covering when out and around other people, stay at least six feet away from others, avoid crowded places, wash your hands frequently and keep them away from your face. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and away from others.

Anyone experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, including fever, cough and difficulty breathing, should stay at home and away from others, and contact their health care provider for guidance and further instructions. 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. You will be contacted by NKY Health, and staff will determine if individuals with whom you have had close contact 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 continues to work with local officials, health care providers, first responders, schools, businesses, social service agencies, and many others to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  By providing information to the community, tracking and investigating cases, tracing contacts, enforcing requirements and providing guidance, as well as coordinating the distribution of personal protective equipment, NKY Health aims 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.