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Madison County Sees Highest Number Of COVID-19 Cases In A Week

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Alexandra Kanik
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Ohio Valley ReSource

Last week, Madison County saw it’s highest number of COVID-19 cases in a week. Kentucky also reported a record breaking number of cases last week.

Madison County is experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases. The Madison County Health Department reported it’s highest ever number of cases last week--705.Ava Wright is the health department’s director of nursing. Wright said the increase means more staff is needed to work those cases.

“We have staff that have other duties assigned but when the numbers increase we do some moving and flexing around so that we can meet the need,” Wright said.

The number of infections in Madison County has been on the rise for weeks. The health department asks people who test positive to quarantine.

Wright said she understands that people don’t always want to wear a mask, but hopes more people will reconsider.

“I would just ask our community to consider wearing the mask in a community effort to prevent the spread of the disease,” Wright said. “So it’s more like everyone is coming together, person-by-person, to make our efforts stronger.”

Wright said the case count is burdensome for families, who have to quarantine, and on the community.

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