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Whitley County reports third highest COVID-19 incidence rate in Kentucky Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department reported 28 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, nine new cases Wednesday, seven new cases Tuesday, 29 new cases Monday, 37 new cases Sunday, nine new cases Saturday, and 21 new cases Friday. Whitley County has had a total of 588 COVID-19 cases....
Posted On 08 Oct 2020

Whitley, Laurel and Bell counties all report new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Whitley, Laurel and Bell counties all reported new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday. The Whitley County Health Department reported its fourth COVID-19 fatality Wednesday. Whitley County’s first COVID-19 death happened on July 21, the second happened on Aug. 20, and the third happened on...
Posted On 07 Oct 2020

Number of new COVID-19 cases dip significantly in Whitley County Tuesday, but county still in the red

Following several days of double-digit reports, officials at the Whitley County Health Department reported seven new COVID–19 cases on Tuesday. That brings the total number of cases in Whitley County to 551. There are currently 181 active cases, with five people hospitalized, and...

Whitley County reports 37 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, 29 new cases Monday

Whitley County’s number of COVID-19 cases grew significantly Monday with the announcement that nine new cases had been reported Saturday, 37 new cases Sunday, and 29 new cases Monday. The Whitley County Health Department also reported 21 new cases Friday, 28 new cases Thursday,...
Posted On 05 Oct 2020

Whitley County announces 21 new COVID–19 cases Friday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 21 new COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 469. There are currently 172 active cases, five of which are hospitalized. The remaining 167 are isolating at home. Whitley County’s COVID–19 current case incidence...

Whitley County announces 28 new COVID–19 cases Thursday; incidence rate up to 42.2

The Whitley County Health Department reported 28 new COVID–19 cases on Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 448. Officials said there are 171 active cases, of which five people are hospitalized and 166 are isolating at home. As of Thursday, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence...

Laurel County election officials announce voting plans for general election

Laurel County Election officials announced their plans for voting in the 2020 general election. According to officials, the deadline to request a mail-in ballot is Friday, Oct. 9. Mail-in ballots must be post marked by Nov. 3. They may also be hand delivered and placed in the...

Whitley County sees decrease in new COVID–19 cases Wednesday

The Whitley County Health Department reported a decrease in the number of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as eight were announced. That brings the county’s total number of cases to 420. Officials stated that there are 143 active cases with five people hospitalized and 138...

Whitley County suffers third COVID–19 related death Monday

Whitley County Health Department officials reported one COVID–19 death on Monday. The only information released about the individual was that the person was an adult. This marks the third COVID–19 related death in Whitley County. The first occurred on July 21, and the second Aug....

Whitley County sets new record with 32 new COVID–19 cases on Friday

The Whitley County Health Department announced a record new number of COVID–19 cases on Friday as 32 people tested positive. Officials noted that brings the total number of cases in Whitley County to 370. Whitley County Health Department Director Marcy Rein said despite the...