Health officials confirm an additional case of COVID-19 in Floyd County, KY

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (MTN) — On July 2, 2020, the Floyd County Health Department announced a new case of COVID-19 in the county.

According to a Facebook post from Floyd County health officials, this case brings the total to 31 at this time and all contacts of the case have been notified.

To be considered a contact you must have been closer than 6 feet and with that person for more than 10 minutes, the release says.

The release continues to say that the county has been discovering cases related to family cookouts, between coworkers, family vacations and other events.

Health officials state, “during this weekend we encourage you to do things to protect yourself from the virus. Even though restrictions have been lifted for many places, we recommend that you limit yourself to events with the least likelihood of you and your family getting the virus. While we realize many folks are growing weary with the restrictions, we believe those have helped hold our numbers down. Thank you to those who are doing what you can to protect yourself and others.”

No other information regarding the patient has been released.