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COVID-19 Deaths Continue to Rise in Western Kentucky Counties

New COVID-19 deaths were reported Wednesday in Daviess, Webster, and Hopkins counties.

Posted: Dec 16, 2020 12:05 PM
Updated: Dec 16, 2020 12:13 PM

Several area health leaders in western Kentucky are reporting new COVID-19 deaths.

In the Green River District Health Department's (GRDHD) seven-county district, new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Daviess County and Webster County.

According to GRDHD, one COVID-19 death was also removed from Union County's death toll on Wednesday after new information was learned and the death was determined to have no relation to the virus.

In addition to those new COVID-19 deaths reported by GRDHD Wednesday, 190 new positive cases of the virus were reported throughout the seven-county district. Here's a breakdown of the new numbers reported by GRDHD Wednesday:

  • Daviess County: 128 new positive cases, 1 new death
  • Hancock County: 2 new positive cases
  • Henderson County: 24 new positive cases
  • McLean County: 5 new positive cases
  • Ohio County: 10 new positive cases
  • Union County: 8 new positive cases
  • Webster County: 13 new positive cases, 1 new death

10,785 total positive cases of COVID-19 have now been identified throughout the district to date. You can see a detailed summary of each county within the GRDHD district by clicking here.

Just outside of the GRDHD district lies Hopkins County, where one new COVID-19 death was reported by the Hopkins County Health Department (HCHD) on Wednesday. HCHD is now reporting a total of 83 COVID-19 deaths to date.

HCHD also said Wednesday that 15 more residents of Hopkins County had tested positive for COVID-19. That brought the county's total number of identified COVID-19 cases to 2,298.

Fur the full report from HCHD, click here.


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