MURRAY – As of Friday, the Calloway County Health Department said it had received notification of 19 new cases of COVID-19.  

The case count is now at 5,279, with 5,050 recovered, 156 isolated at home, 13 hospitalized and 60 deaths. The breakdown of the total cases by age category is as follows: three cases under age 18; 10 cases ages 18-39, four cases ages 40-60; and two cases over 60.  

For the latest COVID vaccine information and to locate vaccination sites, go to https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-covid-vaccine. Vaccine is readily available in our community.  

“Calloway County Is in the COVID Red Zone, which means that we have high community transmission of the virus,” CCHD said. “As a result, we make the following recommendations:  1) get vaccinated, 2) wear a mask, 3) practice social distancing, 4) avoid social activities with unvaccinated persons, especially if you are medically vulnerable, and 5) postpone large public events.”

Weekend cases will be reported by the health department on Monday.

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