Campbell County Public Health (CCPH) was notified of a 17th lab-confirmed COVID-19 case in Campbell County Wednesday morning, public health announced in a statement Wednesday afternoon. The new case is a woman in her 60s who is currently quarantined at home while contact tracing is being conducted.
At this time, it appears the new case is another community-acquired case, meaning there is no known contact with another confirmed or probable case, CCPH Public Information Officer Ivy Castleberry said in an email, adding that there are currently five active cases in the county, including four probable cases and one lab-confirmed.
Twenty-five cases, including 16 lab-confirmed and nine probable, have since recovered, per CCPH.
This 17th case comes as Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist Dr. Alexia Harrist have begun relaxing restrictions on businesses and activities.
Public Health said now the responsibility for preventing the spread of COVID-19 falls at the feet of we as individuals.
“Campbell County residents have done an excellent job keeping the spread of COVID-19 at low levels,” Castleberry said. “We implore our community not to let our guard down, as infections from the virus continue to grow across our state.”