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Muhlenberg County Hit Hard With COVID-19 Patients Over Christmas Holiday

There will be free testing at the Baptist Church on 01/04/2021.

Posted: Dec 26, 2020 11:00 AM

The current case total for Muhlenberg County is currently 1,869 cases.

The County Health Department is currently managing 180 active cases.

There will be free testing at the Baptist Church on 01/04/2021.

Call 270-754-3200 for an appointment.

It is crucial that everyone in the community continue working together to combat community spread of this virus, officials say.

The health department says they're continuing to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) to identify and contact those who may have been exposed to the individuals.

These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.

The best ways to prevent the spread of illness are to follow these safety tips:

●Wear a mask when you are with any person that does not live in your household, especially if you cannot maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more.

●Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

●Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

●Avoid touching your face.

●Stay home when you are sick.

●Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

●Follow the guidance provided by Governor Andy Beshear. This virus can be spread by respiratory droplets.

Symptoms of COVID19 may include fever, cough or shortness of breath. Individuals who are experiencing symptoms should call:

1.Muhlenberg County Health Department for a mobile test site appointment or

2.Owensboro Health number 1-877-888-6647 or

3.Community Health Centers of Western Kyat 270-338-5777 or

4.Visit an urgent care center5.Contact your health care provider.

If you have questions or need additional help go to kycovid19.ky.gov,

call the state hotline at 1-800-722-5725, or call the Muhlenberg County Health Department at 270-754-3200.

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