Hopkins County reports four new COVID-19 cases, one new death

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WEHT)- Hopkins County now has 161 known COVID-19 cases after four new cases were confirmed during an update Wednesday.

The 17th confirmed death in the county was also announced Wednesday, though county officials say 62 patients with the virus have recovered.

As testing continues in Madisonville, any health care worker or first responder can now get tested for the virus, regardless of if they display symptoms. Testing at Madisonville North Hopkins High School runs through Thursday.

Bill Rudd announced a $30,000 donation to pay for personal protective equipment for healthcare workers in the county. Rudd says local residents Chester and Jennifer Thomas donated a large part of that money.

Part of the donation also comes from the Patrick Rudd Project, named after Rudd’s son who was killed in action in 2008. The project aims to encourage people in Hopkins County to embrace veterans and first responders in Rudd’s honor.

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(This story was originally published on April 22, 2020)

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