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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...

Laurel County Health Department announces 11th COVID–19 related death on Friday

The Laurel County Health Department announced the county’s 11th COVID–19 related death on Friday. Officials identified the individual as a 77-year-old female. Laurel County reported its last COVID–19 deaths on Oct. 23, Officials announced 48 new COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing...

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...

Corbin doctor, who died after battling COVID–19, recognized by Gov. Beshear

During his daily press conference last Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear honored a Corbin doctor who died recently after battling COVID-19. Dr. Mohammad Jawed, a loving father to three daughters, a beloved husband and one of our frontline health care workers, was only 59 when he passed...

COVID–19 cases continue to mount

The Whitley County Health Department announced five new cases of COVID–19 on Monday. With the six new cases on Saturday and six new cases on Sunday, Whitley County has now had 1,030 total cases. There are currently 141 active cases, of which, four are hospitalized. With the...

Governor honors late Corbin physician, who died Saturday after battling COVID-19

During his daily press conference Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear honored a Corbin doctor who died recently after battling COVID-19. Dr. Mohammad Jawed, a loving father to three daughters, a beloved husband and one of our frontline health care workers, was only 59 when he passed away...
Posted On 05 Nov 2020

Gov. Beshear reports 80 Kentucky counties now COVID–19 red zones

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that 80 of Kentucky’s 120 counties are now COVID–19 incidence rate red zones. “Virtually the entire state is seeing a surge,” Beshear said adding that 38 of the remaining 40 counties are now orange. Russell and Owen counties are the two yellow...

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...

Kentucky receiving 1.34 million rapid result COVID–19 tests

The Commonwealth of Kentucky will be receiving 1.34 million rapid result COVID–19 tests. The BinaxNOW COVID–19 tests slated for Kentucky are part of a federal purchase of such tests which can diagnose infection in approximately 15 minutes Gov. Andy Beshear announced that he has...