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Fifteen new cases, two deaths in NKY; 110 new cases, 11 deaths in KY; Gov. urges school closings ’til May 1

Fifteen additional cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for a total of 87 cases. There are 43 cases in Kenton County, 23 cases in Campbell County, 18 cases in Boone County and 3 cases in Grant County. The two additional deaths were also reported, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department. One individual was a resident of Grant County and...

Dramatic increase in COVID-19 NKY cases — 31; state has 93; Governor: ‘make a difference’

Northern Kentucky saw a dramatic increase in the number of coronavirus cases reported Wednesday afternoon — 31 new cases, for a grand total of 72. This includes individuals who were tested previously, but whose positive test results were presumptive and are now confirmed. There are 36 cases in Kenton County, 18 cases in Campbell County, 16 cases in Boone County and 2 cases in Grant County. There...

COVID-19 takes seven more Kentucky lives; there are four new cases in NKY, 114 total in KY — stay at home!

Staff report As of Tuesday afternoon, 4 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for a total of 41 cases. There are 22 cases in Kenton County, 9 cases in Campbell County, 9 cases in Boone County and 1 case in Grant County. In addition, a third presumptive death from COVID-19 has been reported. The individual was a Campbell County resident over 80 years of age with multiple...

State confirms 42 new cases with NKY having eight more including one death; remain Healthy at Home

Staff report As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, eight additional cases of COVID-19 and one death have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for a total of 37 cases and two deaths. Statewide, Gov. Beshear confirmed 42 new cases and two new deaths, raising the statewide total to 480 cases and 11 deaths. Two of the new cases were linked to a nursing home in Campbell County. One resident and one staff members were...

Three more cases of COVID-19 identified in NKy and 49 statewide; ‘assume everyone you see has it’

Staff report As of Sunday afternoon, three additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for a total of 29 cases. Gov. Beshear announced they are among the total of 45 newly confirmed cases in the state. There are 18 cases in Kenton County (including one death), 5 cases in Campbell County, 5 cases in Boone County and 1 case in Grant County. Beshear said Sunday that everyone...

First COVID-19 related death in Northern Kentucky; governor reports 92 new cases statewide

Staff report The first patient identified with COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky has died. The patient, a resident of Kenton County, was over 60 years of age and had underlying medical issues. “Our thoughts go out to their loved ones during this very difficult time,” states Dr. Lynne Saddler, director of the Northern Kentucky Health Department. “This sad event underscores our message now more than...

From the Frontline: Dr. Douglas Flora says ‘solidarity is key.’ Can we make the right choices? Yes, we can.

By Douglas B. Flora, MD, LSSB Executive Medical Director, Oncology Services St. Elizabeth Healthcare By now we are all aware of the challenge ahead with the arrival of COVID-19 in our region. As I write this, the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center is reporting more than 61,000 confirmed cases in the United States. The Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region is now appropriately bracing...

Gov. Beshear reports 54 new cases of coronavirus, three deaths; urges staying safe at home

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday said his administration is continuing strong efforts to stop the spread of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). He said the state had 54 new cases and confirmed three new deaths. Sign at Marianne Theater in Newport The Governor reiterated his call to Kentuckians to stay Healthy at Home and said that the state is continuing to working to prepare an initial drive-through testing...

NKY Health Department: Four more COVID-19 cases in Northern Kentucky; tips for kids going outside

Four (4) additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 19 total cases. There are 12 cases in Kenton County, 3 cases in Campbell County and 4 cases in Boone County. “It is important to remember that while cases will continue to be identified in Northern Kentucky through testing, there are more individuals in our community with symptoms who have COVID-19, but have not...

NKY Health Department: Three new COVID-19 cases, identified with test; ‘stay healthy at home’

Three additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 15 total cases. There are 11 cases in Kenton County, 1 case in Campbell County and 3 cases in Boone County. Cases continue to be identified in Northern Kentucky through testing, but more often those with symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, coughing and difficulty breathing) are evaluated through telehealth visits....

Garren Colvin: St. Elizabeth stands ready to face COVID-19 — ‘Right Here’ for patients and families

There is not a person in our community who has been able to avoid the impact of COVID-19 – whether through conversations with friends, virtual school schedules for students while at home, or avoided hugs and handshakes. Throughout our long history, St. Elizabeth has answered the call to serve time after time when our community has needed us most. Rest assured, we are right here and stand ready once...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Most outbreaks of disease like covid-19 trace to consumption of wildlife in China

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of viruses common in animals that can cause human illness ranging from the symptoms of the common cold to life-threatening respiratory infections. According to a posting on the World Health Organization website, COVID-19 is the latest version of Coronavirus, a strain discovered in 2019 that was not previously found in humans. Coronavirus is a zoonotic disease, meaning...

Number of COVID-19 cases jumps to 10 in NKY, Boone, Campbell counties report first positives

NKyTribune staff Five additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky today, for a total of 10 cases. One is in Boone County, one is in Campbell County, and eight are in Kenton County. Boone County Judge/Executive Gary W. Moore and Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of the Northern Kentucky Health Department confirmed Boone County’s first identified case of COVID-19. “Boone...

SD1 puts emphasis on positivity and patience in response to COVID-19 pandemic

“Positive and patient.”  That was the message Sanitation District No. 1 (SD1) Executive Director Adam Chaney had for his team this week as SD1 continues to implement temporary policy changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. SD1 has already taken a number of steps to assist customers, including the suspension of late fees, penalties and water shutoffs for nonpayment. SD1 has also closed its...

Fifth case of COVID-19, 33-year-old female, identified in Kenton County, cases appear to be unconnected

A fifth case of COVID-19 has been identified in Kenton County. The individual is a 33-year-old female. She is in home isolation. The five cases identified do not appear to be connected. Cases will continue to be identified in Northern Kentucky through testing, but more often people with symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, coughing and difficulty breathing) are being evaluated by their health...