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

Throughout its seven-county Kentucky district, the Green River District Health Department reported its second-highest single-day increase of new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Posted: Nov 5, 2020 12:10 PM

The Green River District Health Department reported the second-largest one-day increase of new positive COVID-19 cases in its seven-county district on Thursday.

According to GRDHD, 119 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified within the district:

  • Daviess County: 53 new positive cases
  • Hancock County: 5 new positive cases
  • Henderson County: 23 new positive cases
  • McLean County: 15 new positive cases
  • Ohio County: 11 new positive cases
  • Union County: 6 new positive cases
  • Webster County: 6 new positive cases

The number of new positive cases reported on Thursday was only topped GRDHD's Oct. 3 report of 140 new positive COVID-19 cases throughout the district.

So far, 5,649 total positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified throughout the seven-county area.

Here's the COVID-19 summary for Nov. 5 via GRDHD:

With more and more Kentucky counties falling into the state's COVID-19 Red Zone, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear on Wednesday extended the state's mask mandate for an additional 30 days.

Anyone who's been in crowds, had close contact with people in public, or traveled recently, is encouraged by GRDHD to get tested for the virus: New Round of Free COVID-19 Testing Starting in Local Kentucky Counties

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Sure, yesterday's passing cold front and lingering rainfall made for a cooler-than average, fall-like day across the Tri-State - today on the other hand, was a bit more summer-like. The core of high pressure flowing in behind that cold front has now settled to our east and is actively pumping southerly winds, more heat and gulf humidity back into the Ohio valley. As a result, temperatures pushed back into the mid 80s for the majority of the region; the added humidity even made it feel a few degrees hotter as well. As for the rest of the evening, conditions will remain dry with temperatures gradually falling from 80° around dinnertime into the mid to low 70s by 10PM. The combination of added cloud cover overnight and those aforementioned southerly winds will help keep temperatures mild tonight - we'll only dip as low as 67° early Friday morning in the River City.
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