First positive COVID-19 novel coronavirus case confirmed in Adair County

County Judge Executive Gale Cowan and Shawn D. Crabtree, Executive Director of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department addressed a live Facebook audience to announce the first positive COVID-19 case in Adair County.

An elderly Adair County man has become the county’s first confirmed case of coronavirus. According to health officials with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department he was limited in his mobility and contact with people and officials are in the process of contacting those he was in proximity to and evaluating them.
“The moment we get [a positive result] we use their information to contact them,” said Shawn Crabtree, the LCDHD Executive Director. “Once we contact them, we get a list of people they’ve been in contact with and contact them.”
The announcement came over the Facebook live from the Adair County Fiscal Court’s Facebook page. Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan said that it was important not to panic. “We have been expecting this.”
According to officials, the Adair County man was tested at the T.J. Sampson facility in Glasgow.

We’re still in the position, not only in Adair County but also in the larger Lake Cumberland area, where our health professionals are working a containment-orientated strategy given our relatively limited number of confirmed cases.

Director Crabtree praised Governor Beshear’s efforts in managing this pandemic here in Kentucky.
Judge Cowan has asked for prayers for the man and his family, especially given that he is in the group most vulnerable to COVID-19.

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