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New Positive COVID-19 Cases Continue to Surge in Western Kentucky

110 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Green River District Health Department's seven-county western Kentucky area on Thursday.

Posted: Nov 12, 2020 2:47 PM
Updated: Nov 12, 2020 4:02 PM

On Thursday, the Green River District Health Department, which watches over seven western Kentucky counties, reported 110 new positive cases of COVID-19 within its district.

New positive cases of the virus were reported within each county in the health department's district on Thursday:

  • Daviess County: 35 new positive cases
  • Hancock County: 8 new positive cases
  • Henderson County: 24 new positive cases
  • McLean County: 8 new positive cases
  • Ohio County: 24 new positive cases
  • Union County: 5 new positive cases
  • Webster County: 6 new positive cases

Now, 6,338 total positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported throughout the seven-county district.

Here's GRDHD's updated COVID-19 summary for Nov. 12.

Kentucky's governor reported the state's highest number of new positive COVID-19 cases to date on Wednesday, with 2,700 cases being reported. He warned that the "entire state is in danger," and urged Kentuckians to follow his Red Zone Recommendations, with the majority of the state's counties now in the red.

After Kentucky's record-breaking day of new numbers on Wednesday, the state is now reporting 127,344 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,604 statewide deaths.

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