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MEDIA ADVISORY: Highest Daily Number of Cases of COVID-19 in NKY at 246 – Additional Death Reported

November 5, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Highest Daily Number of Cases of COVID-19 in NKY at 246 – Additional Death Reported

FLORENCE, Ky. — Today, NKY Health received reports of 246 new cases of COVID-19 – its highest daily number since the beginning of the pandemic. Northern Kentucky currently has a total of 6,801 cases of which 2,260 are active cases. One new COVID-19 related death was also reported today for a total of 99 deaths related to COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky thus far. For additional details on COVID-19 cases in Northern Kentucky, please visit https://bit.ly/2VP7f28.

“COVID-19 is continuing to spread at an alarming rate in Northern Kentucky with three of our four counties in the red zone,” said Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of Health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department, “Now is the time for all of us in our communities – individuals, schools, workplaces, organizations and others – to take the appropriate actions to get the spread of this virus under control.”

Everyone in Northern Kentucky is strongly urged to take the following steps immediately to protect themselves, their families, their friends and others:

  • Do not host or attend gatherings of any size
  • Avoid non-essential activities outside of your home
  • Reschedule, postpone or cancel public and private events
  • Reduce overall activity and contacts, and follow existing guidance, including the 10 Steps to Fight COVID-19
    • Wear a mask
    • Social distance
    • Wash hands and surfaces
    • Limit crowds and gatherings
    • Stay home if sick
    • Get tested
    • Answer the call from contact tracers
    • Follow healthy at work and school guidelines
    • Prioritize mental health
    • Limit travel
  • Reduce in-person shopping; order online or curbside pickup as much as possible
  • Order take-out; avoid dining in restaurants or bars
  • Prioritize businesses that follow and enforce mask mandate and other guidelines
  • Employers should allow employees to work from home when possible
  • Non-critical Government offices to operate virtually
  • Schools should follow the state’s COVID-19 Mode of Instruction Metrics for K-12 Education

 

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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.