Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Martin County

The Martin County Health Department is confirming a second case of the novel coronavirus in the county.

In a post Wednesday on its Facebook page, the health department says a second case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a Martin County resident. The post says the health department is now responding to the new case in conjunction with state and federal health authorities.

“While the risk to the general public is low, health officials are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with the resident,” the health department says.

The age and sex of the patient was not immediately released.

The new case comes just more than three weeks after the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Martin County. That case was announced on March 23.

According to Kentucky’s officials COVID-19 web page, Kentucky had 2,210 positive case of the novel coronavirus and the state had experienced 115 deaths, including that of a Pike County man, as of Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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Source: Mountain Top