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Daviess County Reports 16 New Positive Cases of COVID-19

Daviess County continues to top the charts in terms of COVID-19 cases within the Green River District Health Department's seven-county Kentucky district.

Posted: Aug 21, 2020 1:41 PM

Another 16 new positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Daviess County, Kentucky, on Friday by the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD).

GRDHD is also reporting five new positive cases in Henderson County, two new positive cases in McLean County, three new positive cases in Ohio County, and three new positive cases in Union County - totaling 29 new positive cases of novel coronavirus confirmed throughout the department's district on Friday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the district is now 1,964. The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 1,661, or 84.5%.

Currently, 15 COVID-19 patients within the district are hospitalized. 10 of those patients who are currently hospitalized are residents of Daviess County.

To date, 169 total patients within the district have required hospitalization, showing a 9% hospitalization rate for those who contract the virus.

No new COVID-19 deaths were reported in the GRDHD district as of Friday, leaving the total number of deaths in the district at 24.

According to GRDHD, one case that was reported in Webster County on Aug. 20 was actually a resident of another county, and the total number of cases in Webster County has been adjusted accordingly.

The most recent COVID-19 data for the state of Kentucky shows 41,626 total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 and 856 total COVID-19 deaths statewide.

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