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Laurel County Health Department reports 12th confirmed COVID-19 fatality Wednesday

The Laurel County Health Department reported its 12th confirmed COVID-19 fatality Wednesday. “Our condolences go out to the family of the 84-year-old male,” Laurel County Health Department officials wrote in a release Wednesday. The Laurel County Health Department reported 45 new...
Posted On 25 Nov 2020

COVID–19 cases continue to rise across Kentucky

The Whitley County Health Department announced 21 additional COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 1,258. There are currently 153 active cases, of which seven are hospitalized. With the new cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 57.5 Laurel...

Laurel County reports 90 new COVID-19 cases between Saturday and Monday

The Laurel County Health Department reported Monday that 90 new COVID-19 cases had been diagnosed between Saturday and Monday. The Laurel County Health Department reported 29 new COVID-19 cases Monday, 30 new cases Sunday, 31 new cases Saturday, 32 new cases Friday, 41 new cases...
Posted On 23 Nov 2020

Laurel, Knox and Bell counties report double-digit increases in new COVID-19 cases Friday

Laurel, Knox and Bell counties all reported double-digit increases Friday in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The Laurel County Health Department reported 32 new COVID-19 cases Friday, 41 new cases Thursday, 43 new cases Wednesday, 49 new cases Tuesday, 28 new cases Monday, 20...
Posted On 20 Nov 2020

Local commercial vehicle enforcement duo provides life-saving assistance to motorist

Two Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement staff members at the Laurel County weigh station stepped up Friday to serve and protect the life of a private vehicle motorist who was in the midst of a medical emergency. CVE Officer Steve Douglas, public...

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...

Bell County reports 24th COVID-19 fatality Wednesday

The Bell County Health Department announced its 24th COVID-19 fatality Wednesday. All deaths have ranged in age from 62-97. The Bell County Health Department reported 11 new individual cases Wednesday, 17 new cases Tuesday, 18 new cases Monday, two new cases Sunday, two new cases...
Posted On 18 Nov 2020

Whitley County Health Department issues two public health notices

The Whitley County Health Department announced 17 new COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 1,153. There are 140 active cases, of which, five are hospitalized. With the additional cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 49.2, placing it in...

Laurel County announces 70 new COVID-19 cases between Saturday and Monday

Laurel County has a combined 70 new COVID-19 cases that were reported between Saturday and Monday, in addition to the death of one COVID-19 positive patient, according to the Laurel County Health Department. “One of our COVID-19 positive patients has passed away, but at this time...
Posted On 16 Nov 2020

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...