Kentucky hits weekly record high for CoV-2 positive cases and local health department plans pop up testing sites
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear gave an update two days ago on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Two days ago, he reported the highest-ever daily total and the highest-ever weekly total of new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth.
“I know it’s been a tough couple of days, seeing the President, the First Lady, U.S. Senators, Cam Newton and others test positive for COVID-19. But right here in the commonwealth, we now have 1,275 new cases announced on Saturday, meaning 1,275 Kentuckians have just tested positive,” said Gov. Beshear. “This is our highest number of cases ever. This is the highest number of cases per week ever and we have one more day that will add to the count, and it shows that we have to do better.”
The Purchase District Health Department in Paducah is expanding testing for COVID-19 today, October 5. The health department is one of four sites chosen across the state to pilot this program and will be conducting pop up testing sites at PDHD clinics and at community events and locations.
Testing will be available at the Purchase District Health Department from today through October 9 from 9 am to 4 pm. Testing will take places in the parking lot behind the building located at 916 Kentucky Avenue.
Testing is free and the results will be available within a few days and you will be contacted with your results by phone or text. If you have events, PDHD is looking to coordinate testing with pop up testing.