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Two more cases in Magoffin


SALYERSVILLE – For the first time in quite a while, Magoffin County only had two reported COVID-19 cases this past week.

In total, Magoffin County has had 73 people test positive for the novel coronavirus, with seven people in isolation currently, one hospitalized, and 66 recovered. In total, 1,671 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Magoffin County, with 1,594 negative and four pending. 

Little information has been released about the new cases, with the positives reported on Friday and Monday. Prior to this week, Magoffin had been averaging one to two cases per day.

As a reminder, people are required to wear a mask in public statewide, per Governor Andy Beshear’s mandate. Any person who is found violating the mandate is to receive a warning for the first offense, a fine of $50 for the second offense, $75 for the third offense, and $100 for each subsequent offense.

Businesses are to deny access or services to people not complying to the regulations. Owners, operators, or employers of a business or other public-facing entity is subject to the same fines listed above, but may also be subject to an order requiring immediate closure.

To date, three Magoffin County businesses have received warning citations, but have been compliant upon follow-up reviews. 

Pikeville Medical Center now has a COVID-19 test with a 15-minute turnaround for results and health officials said Frontier Medical is working to get the 15-minute tests, as well. Right now, they recommend Frontier Medical and Hope Family Medical Center for COVID-19 tests available locally, but noted that the current turnaround time is two days at both locations.

Call ahead to schedule a test and/or for more information on the testing protocols for each place.


Heather Oney

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