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:

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The combination of sunshine and southerly winds will make for another unseasonably warm day throughout the Ohio Valley - expect an afternoon high temperature near 69° this afternoon. Some areas could even see temperatures well into the 70s. Friday evening looks as though it will be just as pleasant; after seeing the upper 60s earlier in the day, we'll dip to 60° by 5 PM before falling towards 54° around 7 o’clock. We are however, watching a passing cold front that is expected to pass through the Tri-State late Friday evening and early Saturday morning. We won't see any rain from this front, but it will cool temperatures into the low 40s by Saturday morning.
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