McCracken County Judge Executive Craig Clymer releases statement regarding the rise in cases of COVID-19 in our community.
The Purchase District Health Department has reported 91 new COVID-19 cases today in McCracken County. In a news release sent out by McCracken County Judge Executive Craig Clymer, he's asked the community to be vigilant and to not let our guard down. Clymer said he realizes that we'd all hoped the virus would be over by now, but it's not. It's here and we're seeing a 'strong and steady escalation in the number of COVID-19 cases in our county."
There were 1,789 new positive cases and 17 deaths reported today in McCracken County. There are currently 609 active cases, including 28 hospitalizations, according to the PDHD.
McCracken County remains in the red zone and reports 57.9 average of daily cases per 100 residents. Clymer is pleading with the community to act now.
In Clymer's statement released today he said, "I ask each person to do your part. It is simple. Wear a mask, keep your distance, limit you contacts, and wash your hands. And encourage others to do so. The virus is an unseen peril. As we go about our lives we do not know where it is, who has it, or how close we may have come to being infected. But by following the simple guidelines, we can slow the growth, and know that we are doing what we can.
When the virus began, we were concerned that there would no be enough hospital beds in which to treat the survivors and not enough morgues to store the dead. It was surreal to stand in the cold of a huge industrial refrigerator and calculate how many bodies could be stored. I don't want to go there again."