New COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Daviess and Ohio Counties

Alongside several new COVID-19 deaths within Ohio and Daviess counties, the Green River District Health Department is reporting a high number of new positive COVID-19 cases.

Posted: Dec 15, 2020 4:56 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2020 5:00 PM

On Tuesday, five new COVID-19 deaths were reported within the Green River District Health Department's seven-county Kentucky district.

In addition to those new COVID-19 deaths, GRDHD said Tuesday that 228 more residents within the district had tested positive for the virus.

Here's a breakdown of the new COVID-19 cases and deaths reported by GRDHD on Tuesday:

  • Daviess County: 131 new positive cases, 2 new deaths
  • Hancock County: 9 new positive cases
  • Henderson County: 34 new positive cases
  • McLean County: 5 new positive cases
  • Ohio County: 21 new positive cases, 3 new deaths
  • Union County: 18 new positive cases
  • Webster County: 10 new positive cases

Overall, 10,595 total positive cases of the virus have now been identified throughout GRDHD's seven-county district.

Recommended: COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives at Baptist Health Madisonville

With 117 of its 120 counties currently in the COVID-19 Red Zone, the state of Kentucky as of Tuesday is reporting 227,818 total cases of the virus and 2,239 total statewide deaths.

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