Health Department reopens, 332 cases since closure

After being closed for seven days due to inclement weather, the Madison County Health Department reopened on Monday.

That same day, the organization reported a total of 332 new coronavirus cases for Madison County during that time period.

On Feb. 10, 41 cases were reported, following 46 on Feb. 11. Fifteen were reported on Feb. 12, and 13 on Feb. 13. On Valentine's Day, 31 cases were recorded followed by 35 new cases on Feb. 15.

Twenty-nine cases were reported for Feb. 16, and 27 for Feb. 17.

The highest number recorded was on Feb. 18 with 47 cases, but decreased on Feb. 19 to 21 cases. Sixteen cases were reported for Saturday, Feb. 16 and 11 for Sunday.

According to their post, there are 681 active cases.

On the state's COVID-19 website, a total of 79 deaths have been recorded for Madison County — an additional two deaths since last reported on Feb. 15.

This makes Madison County the eighth highest in terms of deaths and coronavirus cases in the state of Kentucky.

While cases continue to decline statewide, Madison County remains in the Red Zone.

In total, the county has had 8,501 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March.

The incident rate decreased to 30.0 cases per 100,000.

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