First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Johnson Co., KY

The first case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Johnson County, KY has been confirmed.

Johnson County Judge-Executive Mark McKenzie, Mayor Bill Mike Runyon and Public Health Director Julie Bush announced Johnson County’s first case of COVID-19 Friday evening.

According to the Johnson County Health Department, health officials are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) to identify and speak with those who may have come in close contact with the infected person. These individuals will be monitored for symptoms.

Additional details about this individual cannot be provided because of medical privacy laws.

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Source: Mountain Top