Lincoln Trail District Health Department has received confirmation of two COVID-19 cases in Hardin County to bring the county total to five.

According to a news release from the organization, this brings the total number of cases in the Lincoln Trail District to eight, with two in Nelson County and one in LaRue County. Neighboring Grayson County also reported its first two confirmed cases this week.

The age, gender and town of residence in Hardin County wasn't released by the health department. The positive tests were confirmed today.

The release said one of the Hardin County cases is currently at Hardin Memorial Health.

“The patient is currently in isolation. All recommended precautions are being taken to protect the patient and staff. The medical team is evaluating and monitoring the progress of this patient in close collaboration with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Centers for Disease Control,” Tracee Troutt, HMH vice president and chief development officer, said in the release.

All of the Hardin County cases have been confirmed since last Friday.

“Our clinical teams have been preparing for the possibility of treating a COVID-19 patient since January, using methods recommended by the CDC,” said Sharon Wright, HMH vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. “HMH is in the business of caring for people with all kinds of illness. It’s what our team trains for, prepares for and does every day.”

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