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Muhlenberg County Reports New COVID-19 Death, 13 New Positive Cases

Health officials in Muhlenberg County have released new COVID-19 data for Monday.

Posted: Nov 9, 2020 4:45 PM
Updated: Nov 9, 2020 4:45 PM

The Muhlenberg County Health Department said Monday that another resident of the county had died from COVID-19.

That brought the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county so far to 19.

Additionally, the health department said Monday that 13 more of the county's residents had tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of positive COVID-19 cases identified in the county so far to 1,072.

Nearly every Kentucky county surrounding Muhlenberg County is currently in the state's COVID-19 Red Zone, though Muhlenberg County itself is not.

Although the county is currently Orange on the state's incidence map with 21 average new cases daily per 100,000 residents, that puts it considerably close to the 25 new average cases daily required to put a county into the Red Zone.

Overall, the state of Kentucky reported 1,745 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with 102,373 total Kentuckians now confirmed to have contracted the virus to date.


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