The seven western Kentucky counties in the Green River District Health Department's area are seeing record-breaking numbers of new positive COVID-19 cases, the health department said Tuesday.
In its Tuesday report, GRDHD reported 869 new positive cases of COVID-19 in its seven-county area. The health department says those cases were investigated between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30.
Here's where the new COVID-19 cases and deaths were reported Tuesday:
- Daviess County: 380 New Positive Cases, 4 New Deaths
- Hancock County: 29 New Positive Cases
- Henderson County: 192 New Positive Cases, 1 New Death
- McLean County: 36 New Positive Cases, 1 New Death
- Ohio County: 123 New Positive Cases
- Union County: 63 New Positive Cases, 1 New Death
- Webster County: 46 New Positive Cases
Between Aug. 23 and Aug. 29, GRDHD says the seven-county district saw 1,547 new positive cases of the virus. That's the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases ever reported in the seven-county region in one week.
After Tuesday's reported increase, GRDHD says that 29,382 reported COVID-19 cases have been identified in the district to date. Additionally, the seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases in the seven-county district increased to 231 new cases a day.
Here's a COVID-19 summary for each county in the GRDHD area:
The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 572,517 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,741 statewide deaths.