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Laurel County reports nine new COVID-19 deaths between Feb. 20-28

Laurel, Bell, Knox and Whitley County’s COVID-19 incidence rates were all within the top 10 highest incidence rates in the state Monday. The Laurel County Health Department, which is now only issuing weekly COVID-19 updates, announced Monday that nine additional COVID-19 deaths...
Posted On 01 Mar 2021

Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties all post COVID-19 incidence rates in the top 11 statewide Friday

Laurel, Bell, Knox and Whitley County’s COVID-19 incidence rates were all within the top 12 highest incidence rates in the state Friday. The Whitley County Health Department announced 14 additional COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 3,353....
Posted On 26 Feb 2021

COVID-19 incidence rates for Laurel, Bell, Knox, Whitley counties rank in the top 20 statewide Wednesday

Laurel, Bell, Knox and Whitley County’s COVID-19 incidence rates were all within the top 20 highest incidence rates in the state Wednesday. The Whitley County Health Department announced 11 additional COVID–19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to...
Posted On 24 Feb 2021

Whitley County reports five new COVID-19 deaths Monday

The Whitley County Health Department reported five additional confirmed COVID-19 fatalities Monday, which brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to 32 people. The Whitley County Health Department announced 13 additional COVID–19 cases on Monday, bringing the...
Posted On 22 Feb 2021

Laurel County reports 40th confirmed COVID-19 fatality Friday; Whitley County no longer in the red zone

The Laurel County Health Department announced its fourth confirmed COVID-19 fatality in two days Friday afternoon. “Please keep the family and friends of the 54-year-old male in your thoughts,” the Laurel County Health Department wrote in a release Friday. On Thursday, the Laurel...
Posted On 19 Feb 2021

Laurel County reports three new confirmed COVID-19 deaths Thursday

The Laurel County Health Department has announced three additional COVID-19 deaths, which occurred between Saturday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, Feb. 18. “Please keep the families and friends of the 63-year-old male, 79-year-old female, and 91-year-old male in your thoughts,” the...
Posted On 18 Feb 2021

Statewide coronavirus cases hit lowest number Monday since Oct. 12

(Editor’s note: The Whitley County, Knox County and Laurel County health departments were all closed Monday due to inclement weather, and as of 5 p.m. had not posted daily COVID-19 updates.) Gov. Andy Beshear announced 723 additional COVID–19 cases in Kentucky on Monday,...
Posted On 15 Feb 2021

Whitley County reports additional COVID-19 death Friday

The Whitley County Health Department reported one additional COVID-19 fatality Friday. No information was provided about the deceased. This brings the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in Whitley County to 27 with the previous most recent death being reported on Jan. 20. The...
Posted On 12 Feb 2021

Corbin Walmart, London Kroger joins list of COVID–19 vaccination sites

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that Corbin Walmart and the Kroger in London will be among the expanded list of COVID–19 vaccine locations. Ten Kroger stores and 15 Walmart stores, along with 125 pharmacies and six new regional vaccination sites have been added to the...

Whitley County only reports five new COVID-19 cases Thursday; lowest increase in nearly three months

For the first time in nearly three months, the Whitley County Health Department only reported a single-digit increase in the number of additional COVID-19 cases Thursday. The Whitley County Health Department announced five additional COVID–19 cases on Thursday, bringing the...
Posted On 11 Feb 2021