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COVID continues to spread in Jessamine

Another eight people in Jessamine County have the coronavirus, bringing the county’s total to 85 cases.

The new cases were confirmed Tuesday afternoon by the Jessamine County Health Department on its website. Of those cases, 11 are active. The rest are listed as recovered.

The bulk of the county’s COVID-19 cases remain in the 18 to 30 year old range, and slightly more than half the county’s cases are male.

The Department said it has tested another 129 people in the last week, bringing the total to 1,917 people tested. Two of those tests were positive in the past week, and another 73 were listed as pending. There have been 1,817 negative tests, according to the department.

The week before, another dozen COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in Jessamine County.

The Health Department continues to offer free COVID-19 testing for those who qualify by having a dry cough, diarrhea, shortness of breath or a fever higher than 100 degrees.

To schedule a test, people should complete an assessment, either on the department’s website or over the phone. The department will then schedule an appointment for testing.

For more information, go to jessaminehealth.org/covid19 or call 885-4149.