Hopkins County teacher shares story of losing her father to COVID-19

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HOPKINS CO., Ky (WEHT) Hopkins County officials give new numbers on COVID-19 cases and give an update on school for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

School officials say the last day for students will be on May 8. Since the governor has ordered no in-person events such as prom or graduation, officials are still working on alternatives. They hope to have more information on Friday

If you have any questions about the rest of the school year, you can call central office at 270-825-6000. You can also send an email to april.devine@hopkins.kyschools.us or deanna.ashby@hopkins.kyschools.us.

Hopkins County officials report three new deaths from COVID-19 and 1 new confirmed positive case. That brings the total number of cases to 157 and total deaths to 16.

They also gave some statistics: Hopkins County has 1 in 256 people has the virus. That’s almost four times more than Louisville.

Officials say Madisonville has a 10% death rate.

Shannon Tyson, a history teacher, also shared her heartbreaking story about losing her father to coronavirus.

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(This story was originally published on April 21, 2020)

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