Kentucky's COVID-19 Hotline:
(800) 722-5725

Non-Compliance Hotline: (833)597-2337

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new disease that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 is not the same as the typical coronaviruses that commonly circulate and cause a mild, common cold. 

Community Guidance

To learn more about COVID-19, click here to visit the CDC's index webpage.

Updated 12/02/2020 4:30 PM

Note: Monitoring data is dynamic and may change as more information becomes available.

Confirmed Cases

Kentucky: 186,765
B
arren River District: 14,129

Kentucky's COVID-19 Hotline:
(800)722-5725

Kentucky's COVID-19 Reporting Hotline:1-833-597-2337

Recovered Cases: 11,547
Deaths: 171

*Please note that a decrease in numbers is due to the county of residence/case status being corrected/updated from what was previously reported.

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How To Prepare

There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19. The best way to avoid being exposed is to take the same preventative measure you would for any other respiratory disease, such as the flu. Take the following steps:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Observe regular handwashing guidelines.

  • Follow CDC recommendations for using a facemask.

For more information about preparing for COVID-19, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.

Who is Most at Risk?

Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:

  • Older adults

  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:

    • Heart disease

    • Diabetes

    • Lung disease

If you are at higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19, you should:

Planning Travel?

The CDC provides guidance regarding travel. To find this information, visit cdc.gov/travel.

For a map of COVID-19 cases confirmed globally, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/locations-confirmed-cases