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.
To learn more about COVID-19, click here to visit the CDC's index webpage.
Updated 9/11/2020 4:30 PM
Note: Monitoring data is dynamic and may change as more information becomes available.
Barren River District: 5,906
Kentucky's COVID-19 Hotline:
Kentucky's COVID-19 Reporting Hotline:1-833-597-2337
*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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Please visit the KY COVID-19 Daily Report available at https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19 for local COVID-19 data as we undergo a system update.
Recovered Cases: 4,149
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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:
People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
If you are at higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19, you should:
Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
Avoid crowds as much as possible.
Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
To learn more visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications
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