One Lyon County student and one school district staff member have been isolated for COVID-19, while 34 students and three staff members are under quarantine for being in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
That information was provided Monday by the Pennyrile District Health Department (PDHD), which oversees Lyon, Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston and Trigg counties.
The PDHD also reported Monday that Lyon County had two new cases over the weekend — both reported on Sunday — bringing the county’s total to 161 since the pandemic began earlier this year.
Both of the new cases were women, one 57 years old and one 20 years old.
From Nov. 10 through Monday, Lyon County has had 20 new cases, all 40 or older except for the 20-year-old woman from Sunday.
Seven of the cases were men and 13 were women.
The COVID-19 incidence rate for Lyon County on Monday was 34.8 per 100,000 people, placing the county at the red or critical level.
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services compiles COVID-19 information provided by the Kentucky Department of Public Health and builds a state map of each county’s incidence rate, measured by the number of new cases over the previous seven days.
Those with more than 25 cases per 100,000 people are listed as red or critical. Those with 10 to 25 cases per 100,000 people are listed as orange or accelerated, while those with 1 to 10 cases per 100,000 people are listed as yellow or community spread. Those with less than 1 case per 100,000 people are listed as green or on track.
On Monday, there were 102 counties in Kentucky listed as red — 85% — with 18 counties listed as orange.
Numbers provided by the PDHD on Friday indicated that there were 26 active cases of COVID-19 in Lyon County.