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Cases of the Virus Spike in Kentucky Depsite the Holidays

Despite the holidays, COVID-19 is continuing to rip through west Kentucky.

Posted: Dec 24, 2020 4:19 PM
Updated: Dec 24, 2020 4:24 PM

Despite the holidays, COVID-19 is continuing to rip through west Kentucky.

The Green River District Health Department says there are 162 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday.

Of those 162 cases, 91 are in Daviess County, 24 in Henderson County, Webster County reporting 16 , while Ohio County is reporting 15 new cases of the Coronavirus.

The total number of confirmed cases as of Thursday for the GRDHD seven county coverage area is 11,985 confirmed cases since March. 

West Kentucky's COVID-19 Impact:

Daviess Co. - 5,328 cases, 82 deaths

Henderson Co. - 2,731 cases, 48 deaths

Hopkins Co. - 2,478 cases, 94 deaths

Muhlenberg Co. - 1,855 cases, 33 deaths

Ohio Co. - 1,433 cases, 30 deaths

Union Co. - 886 cases, 9 deaths

Webster Co. - 696 cases, 13 deaths

McLean Co. - 519 cases, 21 deaths

Hancock Co. - 392 cases, 12 deaths

Evansville
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Owensboro
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Princeton
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Madisonville
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Jasper
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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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