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135 New Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported in Daviess County, Kentucky

Another 135 Kentuckians in Daviess County have tested positive for COVID-19, the Green River District Health Department reported Wednesday.

Posted: Jan 13, 2021 11:59 AM

The Green River District Health Department said Wednesday that 264 more residents within its seven-county Kentucky district had tested positive for COVID-19 and that four more had died from it.

The majority of those new positive cases reported by GRDHD Wednesday were in Daviess County, where 135 new positive cases of the virus were reported, in addition to all four of the district's new COVID-19 deaths.

16 new positive cases of the virus were also reported Wednesday in Hancock County, 40 in Henderson County, 16 in McLean County, 34 in Ohio County, 11 in Union County, and 12 in Webster County.

With Wednesday's new cases and deaths, there have now been 15,182 total positive cases of the virus and 258 total COVID-19 deaths reported throughout the seven-county district.

119 of Kentucky's 120 counties are currently classified as Red, which is the most severe status, on the state's COVID-19 Incidence Rate map.

The state is currently reporting 308,729 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,944 statewide deaths.

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