The Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) says it's seeing an "alarming rise" in the rate of COVID-19 spread in its western Kentucky area.
GRDHD said Friday that 240 new positive cases of the virus had been identified within its seven-county area between July 20 and July 22.
"We are seeing an alarming rise in our incidence of new COVID-19 cases,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “We are on track to see a doubling in the number of new cases for the second week in a row."
Here are the new positive COVID-19 cases reported by GRDHD on Friday:
- Daviess County: 110 new cases
- Hancock County: 9 new cases
- Henderson County: 53 new cases
- McLean County: 3 new cases
- Ohio County: 30 new cases
- Union County: 10 new cases
- Webster County: 25 new cases
GRDHD says that now, 23,328 total positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the seven-county area to date.
According to Horton, 91% of the newest COVID-19 cases reported in the GRDHD district have been identified in unvaccinated individuals.
The health department also says that no county in its seven-county area has more than 45% of its residents vaccinated.
"If you are not yet fully vaccinated, at higher-risk, or work in a high traffic public job like retail or dining, continue to wear a mask when in indoor public spaces," Public Health Director Horton said. "If you are not vaccinated against covid-19 yet, get vaccinated immediately!”
For a list of COVID-19 vaccination sites in Kentucky, click here.