New case of COVID-19 reported in Pike County

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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Update 5/13/20
Officials in Pike County reported one new case of the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the county's total number of cases to 20.

The new case is a 43-year-old woman. She is currently self-isolating at home.

The Pike County Health Department would like to provide an update for Pike County, Kentucky, and the current situation...

Posted by Pike County Health Department on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Update 5/11/20
Officials in Pike County reported two new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the county's total number of cases to 18 with 4 other probable cases.

The new cases are a 22 year old and a 70 year old. Both are women and are self-isolating at home.

Update 4/30/20

Health officials confirmed Pike County's 13th confirmed COVID-19 case Thursday.

According to the Pike County Health Department, the patient is a 70-year-old man who is self-isolating at home.

Epidemiologists are contacting anyone the man may have been in contact with and are asking them to self-monitor.

Update 4/29/2020:
Officials with the Pike County Health Department confirmed three more cases Wednesday morning, bringing the county's total to 12.

The new cases are a 25-year-old woman, a 47-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman. They are all in isolation at home.

Director Tammy Riley also said in a Facebook video update if you visited Bank 253 in Pikeville Saturday, you are asked to self-monitor. Riley believes there is a low risk of contact.

Update 4/26/20:
The Pike County Health Department confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in the county.

The patients are a 23-year-old woman, a 74-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man.

All of the victims are at home in self-isolation at this time.

Update 5 p.m.:
Good Shepherd Administrator Jamie Slone said the employee is a nurse at the facility.

She is not a Pike County resident. She works at the nursing home and lives in Virginia. There are still only six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county according to health department officials.

According to a statement from the nursing home, the nurse did not require hospitalization.

“Since early March, our company has implemented measures to be proactive in order to prevent the COVID-19 virus from entering our facility,” the statement said. “All measures remain in effect to prevent any residents or staff from contracting or transmitting the infection. The facility’s medical director is actively monitoring the situation as well.”

See the full statement below.

Original Story:
A worker at the Phelps Nursing Home in Pike County tested positive for COVID-19 Friday evening.

The patient is a woman that is believed to be in her late 40s. She is currently isolated at home.

“It’s an isolated incident. We think the county that she lives in Virginia, they have more cases and she called last night to confirm that she tested (positive),” said Good Shepherd Administrator Jamie Slone.

Officials at the nursing home are not worried about future infections because they believe all of the CDC guidelines have been followed.

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