The Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) says it's seen a "substantial rise" in new COVID-19 cases recently.
GRDHD's Tuesday COVID-19 update showed 142 new positive cases of the virus in the health department's seven-county area, with half of those new positive cases identified in Daviess County alone.
New COVID-19 Cases Reported by GRDHD Tuesday:
- Daviess County: 70 new cases
- Hancock County: 6 new cases
- Henderson County: 26 new cases
- McLean County: 3 new cases
- Ohio County: 13 new cases
- Union County: 8 new cases
- Webster County: 16 new cases
Those new positive cases were investigated between July 16 and July 19, according to GRDHD.
Now, the health department says 23,088 total positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified within its seven-county district to date.
Here's a breakdown of each county within the GRDHD district as of Tuesday:
Many officials in the bluegrass state are concerned over the contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, with "significant" week-to-week growth throughout the entirety of the state.
Currently, western Kentucky has some of the highest rates of COVID-19 spread throughout the whole state, with Muhlenberg, Hopkins, and Webster counties all in the "Red Zone" on the state's COVID-19 Incidence Rate Map.