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Laurel County Health Dept. reports 10 new COVID related deaths since April 12

Laurel County Health Department reported 10 new deaths since April 12 according to its Facebook update on April 19. The total number of COVID-related deaths in Laurel County was reported at 70. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced six additional COVID–19...

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...

Laurel County now reporting 14 COVID-19 cases; McCreary County man refusing to isolate at home

The number of local COVID-19 cases continues to slowly increase. On Friday, the Laurel County Health Department reported its 13th COVID-19 case, and on Saturday, it reported its 14th COVID-19 case. Out of the 14 cases, two patients died, nine have recovered, and there are three...
Posted On 26 Apr 2020

Second COVID–19 death reported in Laurel County Tuesday

Laurel County Health Department officials announced the county’s second COVID–19 related death in two days. Health department officials said victim is a 61-year-old male. Officials with Governor Andy Beshear’s office stated that the individual who died Monday in Laurel County was...

First local COVID–19 related death reported in Laurel County

Laurel County has the tri-county area’s first confirmed COVID–19 related death. Officials at the Laurel County Health Department announced the death Monday morning. “Underlying health conditions may have been a factor in this death,” official stated. Details on the victim,...

Second COVID–19 case confirmed in Laurel County

A second case of COVID–19 was confirmed Monday in Laurel County. Officials with the Laurel County Health Department announced the new case Monday night, noting the department is working to track individuals who have had close contact with this new case. “The Health Department is...

Laurel County man confirmed with COVID–19 released from hospital

Officials at the Laurel County Health Department say the local man who was confirmed to have contracted COVID–19 has been released from the hospital. The 53-year-old male tested positive Tuesday, making him the first confirmed case in the tri-county area. Hensley said Thursday...