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Second Covid patient self-isolating at homeFree Access

57-year-old not a known contact of other patients in the Kentucky River Health District

The second person to test positive for Covid-19 in Letcher County is a 57-year-old man who is self-isolating at home.

District health Director Scott Lockard said the epidemiologist who interviewed the man said he is doing “very well” at home, and is not a known contact of any of the other positive cases in the district.

The person was tested at a drive-through testing site set up by the state and Kroger Health at Shelby Valley High School in Pike County for three days last week. It is the first time the Kentucky River District Health Department has had a person in its area to test positive at a mass testing event.

“This will be the second confirmed case in Letcher County and the 15th case for the area served by the KY River District Health Department,” the Kentucky River District Health Department said in a statement on its Facebook page Sunday.

Anyone who took the test last week should check The Little Clinic patient portal for test results. Persons who were tested at the site should have received an email from The Little Clinic LLC with instructions on how to logon and check their test results.

“The local health department has received several calls from individuals who state they have been instructed to call the health department for results from the testing event in Pikeville. Kroger is not reporting these results to the local health department for release,” The District Health Department said in a statement today.

Instruction given at the testing site said patients who test positive would be notified by the provider or the health department, and negative results would be posted to the online patient portal.

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