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MEDIA ADVISORY: CONCERNS ABOUT THANKSGIVING AS COVID-19 IN NKY REACHES HIGHEST DAILY NUMBER OF CASES AT 309

November 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Concerns about Thanksgiving as COVID-19 in NKY Reaches Highest Daily Number of Cases at 309

FLORENCE, Ky. — Today, NKY Health received reports of 309 new cases of COVID-19 making it the highest daily number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The previous record of 249 cases was set just five days ago on November 5. Northern Kentucky currently has a total of 7,556 cases of which 2,712 are active cases. One new COVID-19 related death was also reported today for a total of 100 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.

“The rate at which COVID-19 is continuing to spread in Northern Kentucky is extremely concerning,” said Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of Health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department, “With this continued rapid escalation of cases and all four of our counties continuing in the red zone, now is absolutely the time for every one of us in our communities – individuals, schools, workplaces, organizations and others – to take action. Moreover, these actions will become even more critical as we begin planning for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.”

Guidance for Thanksgiving reflects the protective measures we should all be taking at this time.  NKY Health urges Northern Kentuckians to plan now for a safe and healthy Thanksgiving by following the state’s Thanksgiving guidance:

  • Avoid in-person gatherings with people who do not live in your household.
  • Always wear a face covering or mask.
  • Maintain a social distance of at least six feet or more.
  • Avoid large gatherings, especially those held indoors.
  • Do not host or attend crowded parades or parties.
  • Avoid shopping in crowded stores before, on or after Thanksgiving.

“Thanksgiving needs to be different this year,” states Dr. Lynne Saddler, “As Northern Kentuckians, let’s all commit to doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our family, friends and loved ones.”

 

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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.