Graves reaches nearly 200 COVID-19 cases

Graves County’s local health department announced 14 new cases for COVID-19 today, bringing the total to 199 since the first case appeared in late March.

Eight males and six women have been confirmed positive for the virus. Three of the males were children between 0-10 years old. The rest of the males were adults including three in their 30s, one in his 50s, and another in his 70s. Of the women, four were in their 50s, one in her 60s, and one in her 70s.

“As much as all of us want all of this to go away it is still with us,” said Noel Coplen, director of the local health department. “We still need to treat others as if each of us are infected.”

All 14 cases are in isolation at their respective homes.