Grayson County has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Wednesday, the Grayson County Health Department was made aware of a confirmed, positive case of COVID-19 in Grayson County.

"Although this could indicate community spread, we are asking all residents of Grayson County to remain calm and follow directions outlined by the CDC and the Kentucky Department of Public Health," Grayson County Public Health Director Josh Embry wrote in a news release. "Remember, the best way to prevent COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently. Practice social distancing. If you are sick, stay home."

The individual who has tested positive is being isolated to begin the healing process—as well as to protect others from exposure, health department officials said.

"To protect the privacy of the patient, we will not release information about the patient’s age or gender to the general public," Embry writes in the release. "However, we will work with the patient to ensure that they are following isolation measures."

In a statement posted on Facebook, hospital officials announced that the individual was not tested at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, but the local hospital is working closely with the Grayson County Health Department and the Kentucky Department of Health on the situation

The Grayson County Health Department will continue collaboration and close monitoring of the situation with local health providers, community agency partners, and the Kentucky Department of Public Health.

For the most recent updates regarding COVID-19, visit graysonhealthcenter.org. 


In a statement posted on its Facebook page, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center announced that the individual was not tested at the local hospital.
In a statement posted on its Facebook page, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center announced that the individual was not tested at the local hospital.
In a statement posted on its Facebook page, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center announced that the individual was not tested at the local hospital.