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COVID-19 death toll jumps significantly for Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties due to state audit

The COVID-19 death toll is jumping significantly in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties. During his daily press briefing Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 417 additional deaths are now being reported that occurred during the most recent COVID-19 surge which took place...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations will soon expand to jail inmates, homeless

The Whitley County Health Department is planning to switch the primary COVID-19 vaccine that it uses in a few weeks to one that requires only a single dose rather than two, and it is hoping to expand the vaccination program to lesser served groups after it does so. So far, the...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021

Knox, Laurel, Bell and Whitley counties all have COVID-19 incidence rates among highest in state Wednesday

Knox, Laurel, Bell and Whitley County all reported COVID-19 incidence rates Wednesday that were among the top 16 highest incidence rates in the state. The Knox County Kentucky Health Department announced Wednesday that 12 new COVID-19 cases had been reported, which includes two...
Posted On 17 Mar 2021

Laurel, Bell counties report additional COVID-19 fatalities Monday

Knox, Laurel, Bell and Whitley County all reported COVID-19 incidence rates Monday that were among the top 14 highest incidence rates in the state. In addition, two of the health departments reported additional COVID-19 fatalities Monday. The Knox County Kentucky Health...
Posted On 15 Mar 2021

Knox, Laurel, Bell and Whitley County COVID-19 incidence rates all among top 12 highest in state Friday

Knox, Laurel, Bell and Whitley County all reported COVID-19 incidence rates Friday that were among the top 12 highest incidence rates in the state. The Knox County Kentucky Health Department announced Friday that eight new COVID-19 cases had been reported, which includes four...
Posted On 12 Mar 2021

Knox, Bell, Laurel, and Whitley County’s COVID-19 incidence rates in top 11 statewide Thursday

Knox, Bell, Laurel, and Whitley County all reported COVID-19 incidence rates Thursday that were among the top 11 highest incidence rates in the state. The Knox County Kentucky Health Department announced Thursday that 24 new COVID-19 cases had been reported, which includes eight...
Posted On 11 Mar 2021

Starting March 22, in-person classes will likely be five days per week in Whitley County

Next week, life should be getting just a little bit more back to normal for students in the Whitley County School District. Starting Monday, March 22, students opting for in-person learning will likely be going to school five days per week. Superintendent John Siler made the...
Posted On 11 Mar 2021

COVID-19 incidence rates for Knox, Bell, and Laurel counties among top 10 highest in state Wednesday

Knox, Bell and Laurel County all reported COVID-19 incidence rates Wednesday that were among the top 10 highest incidence rates in the state. The Knox County Kentucky Health Department announced Wednesday that 12 new COVID-19 cases had been reported, which includes three cases...
Posted On 10 Mar 2021

New COVID-19 cases were low Friday in Whitley, Bell counties

The Whitley County Health Department announced three additional COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 3,400. There are currently 79 active cases of which five people are hospitalized. A total of 3,289 people have been released from isolation in...
Posted On 05 Mar 2021

Whitley County only reports two new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

The Whitley County Health Department announced only two additional COVID–19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 3,376. There are currently 96 active cases of which five people are hospitalized. A total of 3,248 people have been released from...
Posted On 03 Mar 2021