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Knox County Health Department Director addresses Covid numbers

(Story by Jeff Ledington, Mountain Advocate) Knox County has seen a spike in Covid-19 related deaths in the state’s daily report. The jump from 11 deaths to 30 surprised many who look at the Knox County Health Department’s daily update; no deaths had been reported there since...
Posted On 02 Apr 2021
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Contact tracing update, Laurel County has 133 new cases of COVID-19

Cabinet for Health and Family Services executive policy advisor Mark Carter estimated that, at minimum, contact tracing efforts have prevented more than 2,000 hospitalizations and 400 deaths. Contact tracers have successfully contacted 94,000 Kentuckians identified as having been...

Bell County Health Department announces two new COVID related deaths

The Bell County Health Department announced two new COVID-19 related deaths Monday. The county’s death total is now 33 individuals ranging in age from 56 to 97. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced 54 additional COVID–19 cases on Monday, bringing the...

Local health departments report 1,931 active COVID–19 cases in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties Tuesday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 59 additional COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 1,929. There are currently 362 active cases, of which nine are hospitalized. With the new cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 108.3. Laurel...

COVID-19 public health notice issued regarding Corbin book store

If you visited the Books-A-Million store in Corbin on Oct. 24-26, then you may have been exposed to COVID-19, according to a public health notice published by the Whitley County Health Department Monday morning. Books-A-Million is located at 1000 Cumberland Gap Parkway in Corbin...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020