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New COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Hancock and Henderson Counties

The Green River District Health Department said Thursday that new COVID-19 deaths had occurred in two of the Kentucky counties within its region: Hancock County and Henderson County.

Posted: Oct 22, 2020 11:50 AM
Updated: Oct 22, 2020 11:53 AM

On Thursday, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) said that new COVID-19 deaths had occurred in Hancock and Henderson counties.

Thursday's report of one new COVID-19 death in Hancock County brought the county's total number of COVID-19 deaths to two.

After one new COVID-19 death was also reported in Henderson County, 29 of the county's residents are now confirmed to have died from COVID-19 by the health department - making Henderson County the county with the most COVID-19 deaths out of any county within the GRDHD region.

GRDHD also said Thursday that 60 new positive cases of COVID-19 had been identified throughout its seven-county region:

  • Daviess County: 20 new positive cases
  • Henderson County: 17 new positive cases
  • McLean County: 4 new positive cases
  • Ohio County: 9 new positive cases
  • Union County: 5 new positive cases
  • Webster County: 5 new positive cases

That brought the total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases within the district to 4,701. 

Here's a summary of each county within the district via GRDHD:

The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 90,996 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,363 statewide deaths, and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says the Bluegrass State is preparing for a "COVID-19 case surge."

In a recent exclusive interview with 44News, Gov. Beshear spoke further on the recent surge in cases, as well as an increased rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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