The Green River District Health Department is reporting two new COVID-19 deaths in two western Kentucky counties.
In its Wednesday report, the health department said the new COVID-19 deaths had occurred in both Henderson County and Union County.
In addition to the new COVID-19 deaths reported by GRDHD on Wednesday, 185 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported throughout the department's seven-county district.
Here's a breakdown of where those new positive cases and deaths were reported:
- Daviess County: 96 new positive cases
- Hancock County: 3 new positive cases
- Henderson County: 43 new positive cases, 1 new death
- McLean County: 8 new positive cases
- Ohio County: 15 new positive cases
- Union County: 6 new positive cases, 1 new death
- Webster County: 14 new positive cases
Following the increases reported Wednesday by GRDHD, 8,718 total positive cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed throughout the seven-county region to date, as have 156 total deaths.
New GRDHD districtwide/county totals for Wednesday:
Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 3 New Deaths Reported
Hopkins County lies just outside of the GRDHD district, neighboring several of the counties within the area like McLean and Webster counties.
On Wednesday, the Hopkins County Health Department reported three new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 58.
24 new positive cases of COVID-19 were also reported within the county by HCHD on Wednesday, which brought the total number of positive cases identified to date to 1,962.
The only Kentucky county in the area that's not currently in the state's COVID-19 Red Zone is Webster County, which currently has a COVID-19 incidence rate of 24.3 average daily cases per 100K population. You can click here to see the Kentucky Department for Public Health's current COVID-19 incidence rate map.
On Tuesday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear reported the Bluegrass State's highest single-day increase of new positive COVID-19 cases to date, with over 4,000 new cases of the virus being reported statewide.
The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 183,164 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,943 statewide deaths.