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No date yet for more COVID vaccine

Last week Baptist Health Corbin received 975 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that went to frontline healthcare workers, but it remains to be seen when the next doses of the vaccine will be headed to Whitley County. Whitley County Public Health Director Marcy Rein said that...

State positivity rate declines for eighth straight day

The Whitley County Health Department announced 36 additional COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 1,790. There are currently 376 active cases, of which nine are hospitalized. With the new cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 102. The...

Baptist Health Corbin one of 11 Ky. hospitals to receive initial COVID–19 vaccines slated for healthcare workers

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that Baptist Health Corbin will be one of 11 medical facilities across the state that will receive a portion of the initial Pfizer vaccine, slated to arrive in Kentucky as early as Dec. 15. Beshear said previously that Kentucky is slated to...

Area counties remain in COVID–19 red zone

The Whitley County Health Department announced 19 new COVID–19 cases Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 1,194. There are now 169 active cases, of which, five are currently hospitalized. Whitley County officials issued a COVID–19 public health notice concerning Overhead Door...

Gov Beshear says additional measures will be necessary if COVID–19 trend doesn’t reverse by Wednesday

Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday during his daily news conference that if the state’s COVID–19 numbers did not improve by Wednesday, then additional measure would be taken to stop the spread. While Beshear did not go into specifics, he emphasized that the measures would not be on...

Whitley County suffers 15th COVID–19 related death Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department announced the county’s 15th COVID–19 related death on Thursday. Details on the individual were not available. This is the first such death in Whitley County since Nov. 5 when two deaths were reported. Officials announced 11 new COVID-19 cases...

Kentucky nursing homes to receive $5.3 Million from CARES Act

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently announced that 182 Kentucky nursing homes will receive a total of $5,332,001 to protect seniors from the coronavirus. The federal funding, distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), was made...
Posted On 05 Nov 2020

Local counties remain in COVID–19 incidence rate red zone

The Bell County Health Department reported 11 new COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 850. There are currently 183 active cases, five of which are hospitalized. Officials advised that COVID–19 is very active in Bell County. “Wear a mask, practice good hand...

Laurel, Bell County report COVID–19 deaths Tuesday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 19 new COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 668. With the new cases, there are 199 active cases, of which six are hospitalized. According to the Kentucky COVID–19 website, Whitley County’s COVID–19...

Whitley County reports four new COVID–19 deaths on Monday

The Whitley County Health Department announced four new deaths and 40 new COVID–19 cases on Monday. Details on the fatalities were not released, except to say that all are adults. The latest deaths bring the total number of deaths in Whitley County to eight. According to...