One new death, County returns to yellow zone

In kicking off National Public Health Week, the Madison County Health Department received good news on Monday.

That afternoon, Madison County is now an 'yellow zone,' with an incident rate of 9.1 cases per 100,000 population.

They are one of more than 50 additional counties in the commonwealth with a a now decreased incident rate.

A yellow county is the second lowest with an incident rate of 10 or below. A green zone designation is deemed "on track" with one or fewer cases per day.

This was good news for the Madison County Health Department who reported alongside that a lower list of new cases that same day.

Only 13 cases were reported following Easter weekend with seven reported for Friday, four on Saturday, and two on Sunday.

There are a total of 107 cases active in Madison County. The total number of cases since the pandemic began is 9,036.

On the state's COVID-19 website, a total of 108 deaths have been recorded for Madison County — an increase of one individual since last reported on March 29.

This makes Madison County the 10th highest in terms of deaths and coronavirus cases in the state of Kentucky.

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