Graves County Officials Confirm 2nd COVID Case
By West Kentucky Star Staff
GRAVES COUNTY - Another case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Graves County.

The Graves County Health Department on Thursday announced the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Graves County. Officials say a Graves County resident in her 70’s tested positive for COVID-19. She is currently in isolation at a local hospital. .

“We have been anticipating more cases and are prepared to implement guidance to protect our community,” said Kathy Gifford, Nurse Supervisor for the health department.

“Graves Countians and our organizations have all really put forth a concerted effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect their fellow citizens from the harm this virus can cause,” commented Noel Coplen, Director of the health department.

Coplen said the woman had been self-isolating by remaining at home and limiting contact with family and others therefore, reducing infectious contact with other community members.

Graves County's first confirmed case of coronavirus, a man in his 70's, was announced on Monday.

Coplen reminded residents to be mindful of those who are at greater risk for contracting this virus, including older adults and those with underlying health conditions.

Published 04:14 PM, Thursday Apr. 02, 2020
Updated 02:11 PM, Friday Apr. 03, 2020



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