First COVID-19 Death Reported in Webster County, Kentucky

Webster County's first COVID-19 death was reported on Wednesday by the Green River District Health Department, which tracks COVID-19 data for the seven Kentucky counties within its district.

Posted: Jul 22, 2020 11:55 AM

The first COVID-19 death in Webster County was reported on Wednesday, July 22, by the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD).

GRDHD also reported 26 new positive cases of COVID-19 throughout five of the Kentucky counties within its seven-county district on Thursday:

  • Daviess County: 5 new positive cases
  • Henderson County: 10 new positive cases
  • Ohio County: 7 new positive cases
  • Union County: 2 new positive cases
  • Webster County: 2 new positive cases 

That brought the total number of identified COVID-19 cases in the GRDHD district to 1,333.

Currently, 20 COVID-19 patients in the GRDHD district are hospitalized. Of the 1,333 confirmed cases in the district, 121 (9%) have required hospitalization to date.

The district-wide number of recovered cases is now 1,071 total (80%).

Here's the COVID-19 totals for all counties within the GRDHD district as of July 22:

Evansville
Partly Cloudy
70° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 70°
Owensboro
Partly Cloudy
76° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 76°
Princeton
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 75°
Madisonville
Cloudy
76° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 76°
Jasper
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 73°
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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