The number of Covid-19 cases in Letcher County doubled today, and Perry County saw its cases increase by five. Several of the new cases have been linked to church in Perry County.
According to Kentucky River District Health Department the number of cases in Letcher County is eight, up from four cases yesterday. The number of cases had stood at four since May 14. Kentucky River District Health Director Scott Lockard said two men and two woman in Letcher County tested positive for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. The new cases are a 40-year-old female, a 55-year-old male, a 49-year-old female and a 45-year-old male.
The five new cases in Perry County include a 53 year-old-female, a 49-year-old male, a 51-year-old male, a 57-year-old female and a 53-year-old male. The total number of cases in Perry County is now 28.
“Epidemiologists and my contact tracing team have been reaching out to these individuals to get the information needed to reach out all the people they may have been in contact with and potentially exposed them to Covid-19,” Lockard said. “We have been able to trace several of these cases to the Trinity Holiness Tabernacle Church in Perry County. If you attended the Trinity Holiness Tabernacle Church between May 24 and Sunday June 7, you may have potentially been exposed.”