Official: Most of Pike’s coronavirus patients recovering at home

Pike County’s leading health official says most of the county’s confirmed coronavirus patients are recovering at home.

Pike County Health Department Director Tammy Riley said in a video update on Tuesday that four of the six people who have tested positive for novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the county are recovering at home. One of those patients is being treated at Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center in South Williamson. Another Pike patient succumbed to the virus over the weekend. His death was announced by Gov. Andy Beshear on Easter Sunday.

The video update was shared shortly after Pike County’s sixth coronavirus case was announced as being a 51-year-old female who is recovering at home. Riley tells Mountain Top News that the patient is home “and doing well.” She says the patient took the proper steps to help prevent the spread of the virus after being tested.

“She was home and self-quarantined for several days while waiting on results,” Riley tells Mountain Top News.

Riley took the opportunity to ask the public to continue to remain at their homes during the ongoing pandemic.

“My number one message to you today it to remain healthy at home, and what that means is only be around those with whom you live, and when you are making just those bare essential trips getting out in public, to remain, at a minimum, six feet away from others,” Riley said.

Pike County’s confirmed COVID-19 patients are as follows:
• 28-year-old male, recovering at home
• 69-year-old male, recovering at home
• 78-year-old female, in treatment at Tug Valley ARH
• 62-year-old male, died as a result of the novel coronavirus
• 51-year-old female, recovering at home
• 51-year-old female, recovering at home

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Source: Mountain Top