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Update: Fourth COVID-19 patient dies in Laurel County; Two additional Christian Health Center patients, one additional staff member test positive for COVID-19

Laurel County reported its fourth death due to COVID-19, and Knox County reported that two additional patients and one additional employee at Christian Health Center in Corbin had tested positive for COVID-19 Monday. In addition, Whitley and Bell counties also reported additional...
Posted On 13 Jul 2020

Bell County reports four new COVID-19 cases Sunday

The Bell County Health Department reported four additional COVID-19 cases Sunday afternoon raising the total number of cases in Bell County to 108. On Saturday afternoon, the Bell County Health Department announced that there were seven new cases, on Friday it reported 20 new...
Posted On 12 Jul 2020

Knox, Bell counties report additional COVID-19 cases

Knox and Bell counties have recently reported additional COVID-19 cases, according to health departments in both counties. The Bell County Health Department reported early Saturday evening that seven new cases of COVID-19 had been diagnosed in Bell County raising the total number...
Posted On 11 Jul 2020

Whitley, Bell, Laurel counties report additional COVID-19 cases Friday

Whitley, Bell and Laurel counties reported increased cases of COVID-19, according to reports from all three county health departments Friday. The Whitley County Health Department reported two additional probable cases of COVID-19 in Whitley County residents Friday afternoon....
Posted On 10 Jul 2020

Laurel, Bell, Knox counties report new COVID-19 cases

Laurel, Bell and Knox counties are all dealing with increased cases of COVID-19, according to reports from all three county health departments Thursday. The Laurel County Health Department announced Thursday that 12 new positive COVID-19 cases had been diagnosed, including: an...
Posted On 09 Jul 2020

Woodbine, Oak Grove firefighters called to mobile home fire Wednesday

Woodbine and Oak Grove firefighters were called out Wednesday morning to battle a mobile home fire on Hughes Lane off of Dowis Chapel Road in Knox County. “It was on fire all the way through,” said Woodbine Fire Chief Rick Fore of the scene when firefighters first arrived between...

Laurel County announces new COVID-19 cases; Knox County announces several COVID-19 recoveries

Additional COVID-19 cases were reported in Laurel County late Wednesday afternoon, and one day after announcing five COVID-19 related deaths at a local nursing home, Knox County officials announced Wednesday that several positive patients have now fully recovered. The Laurel...
Posted On 08 Jul 2020

Five COVID-19 deaths in Knox County; Knox infection rate worse than Myrtle Beach

A little over a week after announcing the largest cluster of COVID-19 cases in Knox County, the nursing home that saw 46 residents and eight staffers test positive announced Tuesday that five of its residents, who tested positive for COVID-19, have died. “In conjunction with...

Knox County reporting five deaths linked to Christian Health Center’s COVID-19 outbreak

About one week after a Corbin nursing home reported that 46 residents and eight staff members had tested positive for COVID-19, this same nursing home is now reporting the deaths of five patients in connection with COVID-19. “In conjunction with Christian Health Center, Corbin,...
Posted On 07 Jul 2020

Whitley, Bell and Laurel counties report additional COVID-19 cases

Whitley, Bell and Laurel counties are all reporting additional COVID-19 cases. Monday afternoon, the Whitley County Health Department reported three new confirmed COVID-19 cases, and four new probable cases. A confirmed case means that a PCR test has identified virus genetic...
Posted On 06 Jul 2020