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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...

Whitley County announces 21 new COVID–19 cases Friday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 21 new COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 469. There are currently 172 active cases, five of which are hospitalized. The remaining 167 are isolating at home. Whitley County’s COVID–19 current case incidence...

Whitley County sets new record with 32 new COVID–19 cases on Friday

The Whitley County Health Department announced a record new number of COVID–19 cases on Friday as 32 people tested positive. Officials noted that brings the total number of cases in Whitley County to 370. Whitley County Health Department Director Marcy Rein said despite the...

Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell Counties report additional COVID–19 cases Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department reported 10 new COVID–19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases 338. According to health department officials, there are 97 active cases, with five of those being hospitalized and 92 people isolating at home.   Knox County...

Whitley County revises previous COVID–19 numbers

The Whitley County Health Department reported seven new COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of residents diagnosed with the virus to 309. Health department officials added that the new total includes nine that had been investigated and reported in the state...

Governor Beshear announces 583 new COVID–19 cases on Saturday

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced 583 new COVID–19 cases in Kentucky Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 22,184. Beshear noted that 583 is the second highest one-day total for the state since the first case was reported on March 6. Beshear added that among the new...

Three new COVID–19 cases reported in Whitley County Friday

Three new cases of COVID–19 were reported in Whitley County Friday. Officials with the Whitley County Health Department said while one case is confirmed, two are being labeled as probable because of the type of testing used on the patients. That brings Whitley County’s case total...

Kentucky health officials issue health advisory for recent visitors to Myrtle Beach

The Kentucky Department for Health has issued a COVID–19 health advisory for residents, who have recently traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The advisory is for Kentuckians who have been to the popular vacation destination within the last two weeks. “The guidance follows a...

New COVID–19 cases confirmed Saturday in Whitley, Knox counties

Officials at the Whitley County Health Department and Knox County Health Department each confirmed one new COVID–19 case Saturday. This newest case brings the total number of Whitley County residents confirmed to have contracted the virus to 15. Of those 15 cases, four remain...