Friday evening, Knox Public Health received notice of the first lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in a Knox County resident. The individual is a 28-yr-old female who works in Franklin County and was tested at a drive-thru clinic in Franklin County.
No additional demographic information relating to the case will be released to protect the privacy of the individual. The individual had no travel history or known-contact with a positive case, therefore the Knox County case is being attributed to community transmission.
According to Health Commissioner Julie Miller, an investigation is under way to identify and notify close contacts of the individual. Close contacts will be notified by a public health nurse. The close-contacts will be assessed for symptoms and then instructed to quarantine in their homes for 14 days with self-monitoring under the supervision of local public health officials. (read more)