Two Additional Presumptive Cases Of COVID-19 Reported In Christian County

The Christian County Health Department confirmed Wednesday afternoon that two new presumptive cases of COVID-19 have been reported.

Director of Marketing Amanda Sweeney says the first case is a 37-year old female and the second case is a 75-year old female. Sweeney says both cases are not related, with both at home on self-isolation and are experiencing mild symptoms.

She adds presumptive cases simply mean the lab who conducted the test has not been verified by the state.

The health department has been in contact with both people and started an investigation to identify direct contacts. Sweeney adds a direct contact is anyone who has been within 6 feet of a person who has tested positive for 20 to 30 minutes. She says they will be in daily contact with those who have tested positive, as well as their direct contacts to monitor symptoms.

The Christian County Health Department is working closely with Emergency Management, Jennie Stuart Health, local officials, and other key community partners to test, manage, and follow up with COVID-19 cases in the county.