COVID-19 Cases Continue to Surge in Western Kentucky

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COVID-19 cases continued to surge in western Kentucky on Tuesday with 250 new positive cases of the virus reported by the Green River District Health Department.

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 3:03 PM

Another high day of new positive COVID-19 cases was reported in western Kentucky on Tuesday by the Green River District Health Department (GRHD).

The health department said Tuesday that 250 new positive cases of the virus had been identified within its seven-county area.

That comes after 240 new positive cases of the virus were identified in the health department's last report on Friday.

According to the health department, the new cases in the area were identified between July 23 and July 26, and brought the total number of positive cases in the area to 23,578.

Here's where the new cases were identified in GRDHD's Tuesday report:

  • Daviess County: 141 new cases
  • Hancock County: 1 new case
  • Henderson County: 39 new cases
  • McLean County: 4 new cases
  • Ohio County: 29 new cases
  • Union County: 17 new cases
  • Webster County: 19 new cases

According to the health department, the seven-county area's daily average number of cases per day is now 70.3 - up from 34.9 new cases per day as of the health department's last report.

Aside from McLean, Hancock, and Union counties, all of the counties in the health department's area are now in the "Red Zone" on the state's incidence rate map.

Officials in the area are continuing to urge everyone to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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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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