Staff WriterLocal officials met at the Johnson County Fiscal Courthouse on April 25 to announce the county’s second confirmed case of COVID-19.

Johnson Judge-Executive Mark McKenzie, Paintsville Mayor Bill Mike Runyon, Emergency Management Director Gary McClure and Public Health Director Julie Bush addressed the confirmation during a press conference.

Bush announced that the positive test was that of a 72-year-old male who showed no symptoms. The male chose to be tested at a drive-through testing site in Floyd County last week.

The officials encouraged the public to continue social distancing, practice hand washing and follow the restrictions set in place both locally and by the governor as they have been to slow the curve. They also urged residents not to panic.

For video footage of the announcement, visit The Paintsville Herald’s Facebook page.

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