Memorial Day event, birthday party may be linked in Woodford County spike

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WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The spike in coronavirus cases that has hit Fayette County in the last 10 days is spreading to other counties.

Woodford County has confirmed 16 new cases in the last four days, including six cases Sunday and eight Monday, according to the Woodford County Health Department.

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The cases include six people under 20 and some may be linked to Memorial Day celebrations and a birthday party.

That brings the number of cases in the county to 45 in 74 days, the department said.

“The Health Department is tracing contacts and working double-time on getting more information. Please be patient, we will update as we know more. All confirmed residents are working with the Health Department and voluntarily isolating. There is evidence to suggest that some of the cases came from exposure to gatherings from Memorial Day weekend two weeks ago today,” Judge Executive James Kay said.

“There also appears to be a possible connection to a birthday party. This information is preliminary and subject to confirmation. The Health Department is working on all cases to help contain any additional community spread. There does not appear to be any hospitalizations at this time.

In the first 40 days we confirmed 16 cases. In the next 20 days we confirmed 14 additional cases. In the last 4 days we have confirmed 15 cases,” Kay continued.

There are at least 2 testing locations in Woodford County at this time: Versailles Urgent Care and Versailles Family Medicine

Of the county’s 45 total cases, 24 have recovered. According to the county, the new cases include:

20. Female 58 years old
21. Male 74 years old
22. Male 79 years old
23. Female 29 years old
24. Male 59 years old
25. Female 13 years old
26. Male 68 years old
27. Male 62 years old
28. Male 34 years old
29. Male 70 years old
30. Female 68 years old
31. Female 22 years old
32. Female 26 years old
33. Male 72 years old
34 Female 5 years old
35. Female 62 years old
36. Male 44 years old
37 Female 20 years old
38. Female 63 years old
39. Male 65 years old
40. Male 53 years old
41. Female 11 years old
42. Female 46 years old
43 Female 19 years old
44. Male 8 years old
45. Female 5 years old