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Western Kentucky Counties See Highest Week of New Positive COVID-19 Cases Ever

The Green River District Health Department is reporting almost 900 new positive cases of COVID-19 in its western Kentucky district for the week.

Posted: Aug 31, 2021 12:48 PM

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.

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