52 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WEHT)- Hopkins County now has 52 confirmed COVID-19 cases after an additional ten cases were reported Saturday. However, Hopkins County officials warn that while there are only 52 confirmed cases, there are potentially more unconfirmed cases in the country.

Officials add that they are working with local stores to institute “one way aisles” to promote social distancing in stores and also recommend people to wear protective masks in public to prevent the potential spread of the virus.

Madisonville Mayor Kevin Cotton called Hopkins County “the fastest growing county” for cases in Kentucky while Judge Executive Jack Whitfield, Jr. urged residents to cancel parties and gatherings for the time being.

You can watch Saturday’s update below and find more information here.

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(This story was originally published on April 4, 2020)

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