MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WEHT)- While Hopkins County reported just one new COVID-19 case Saturday, county officials say there are expecting more positive cases in the coming days with several tests still waiting results.
Hopkins County now has 84 cases, with seven deaths and 39 recoveries. Madisonville Mayor Kevin Cotton and Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield, Jr. are urging people to stay at home, even with Easter coming up Sunday.
Hopkins County Public Health Director, Denise Beach says drive-in church services are “just not a great idea” and urged places of worship to hold services digitally instead to limit the spread of the virus.
Beach added that anyone attending a mass gathering will be notified it is a misdemeanor violation of the emergency orders issued by the governor and the Kentucky Department for Public Health. She added that Kentucky State Police will be recording license plate numbers and local health officials will contact the people associated with those vehicles and require them to self-quarantine for 14 days.
You can watch the Saturday morning update below.
(This story was originally published on April 11, 2020)