COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Johnson County, with the Johnson County Health Department reporting only two new cases on Monday, Apr. 5, bringing the total active cases in the county to less than 20.
This reporting brings total cases to 2,064 cumulative cases since the pandemic began, with a total of 2,020 recovered, 25 deceased and three currently hospitalized, the total number of active cases is now 19, as of the evening of Apr. 5.
The current vaccination phase is 1B, according to kycovid19.ky.gov, meaning anyone 40 years of age or older and anyone 18 to 60 years of age with a high-risk condition is eligible for the vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control lists cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic lung diseases like COPD, asthma, cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. Also included are dementia, diabetes, down syndrome, heart disease, HIV infection, any immunocompromised state, liver disease, obesity and more.
For more information on this list and to see if you are eligible for a vaccine, visit, www.cdc.gov.