January shaping up to be largest amount of COVID-19 cases to date for Graves County

MAYFIELD, Ky. (KBSI) – The Graves County Health Department announced it is averaging 125 new cases of COVID-19 daily so far in 2022. January is shaping up to be the largest month of cases to-date.

Since the pandemic began Graves County has reported 8,849 cases and 639 of those cases are currently active.

There is so much community spread at this time that if you are out in a public setting unmasked – you are at a very high risk of contracting COVID-19.

Due to the high number of COVID-19 cases and the shortened isolation option, the Graves County disease investigation team will not be conducting individual case investigations for those under 65.

If someone becomes symptomatic and/or receives a positive test result, he/she is asked to isolate away from others.

Find the new isolation/quarantine information on the Graves County Health Department website at gravescountyhealthdepartment.com.

The Graves County Health Department does not provide work release notes. Your positive test result should be acceptable at your employer’s office.

If you have been exposed, please follow the guidance document on our website.

The staff at the Graves County Health Department cannot keep up with the demand of phone calls currently.

Anyone with questions regarding his/her test results is asked to contact the facility who tested him/her.

Those with general COVID-19 questions are asked to review the guidance at gravescountyhealthdepartment.com.

Still need a booster (or any part of your COVID-19 vaccine)? Call 270-247-3553. The Graves County Health Department accepts walk-ins or COVID vaccine appointments Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

If you need COVID guidance you may call 270-247-3553 and press option 1.

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