WATCH: Hopkins Co. officials give COVID-19 update

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) — Hopkins County and Madisonville officials provided a COVID-19 update Tuesday morning.

Health Department director Denise Beach says they are vaccinating people daily and that COVID-19 numbers since the holidays have “reeked havoc.”

The county has started to vaccinate people in the 1B category. Since there weren’t enough vaccines for those 70 and older, the county started vaccinating school staff Monday who signed up, and that is expected to be complete Friday.

Baptist Health Madisonville announced it is working on a phone bank and website for people to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Hospitalization numbers are down at Baptist, and even though cases are rising, officials say not as many people are ending up in the hospital. Baptist Health is also doing antibody treatments for those with mild to moderate symptoms that can be scheduled through a clinic or in the emergency department.

Beach encourages those who have sinus or allergy symptoms to get tested for COVID-19.

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(This story was originally published on January 13, 2020)

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