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COVID-19 incidence rates for Laurel, Bell, Knox, Whitley counties rank in the top 20 statewide Wednesday

Laurel, Bell, Knox and Whitley County’s COVID-19 incidence rates were all within the top 20 highest incidence rates in the state Wednesday. The Whitley County Health Department announced 11 additional COVID–19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to...
Posted On 24 Feb 2021

Whitley County reports five new COVID-19 deaths Monday

The Whitley County Health Department reported five additional confirmed COVID-19 fatalities Monday, which brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to 32 people. The Whitley County Health Department announced 13 additional COVID–19 cases on Monday, bringing the...
Posted On 22 Feb 2021

Laurel County reports 40th confirmed COVID-19 fatality Friday; Whitley County no longer in the red zone

The Laurel County Health Department announced its fourth confirmed COVID-19 fatality in two days Friday afternoon. “Please keep the family and friends of the 54-year-old male in your thoughts,” the Laurel County Health Department wrote in a release Friday. On Thursday, the Laurel...
Posted On 19 Feb 2021

Laurel County reports three new confirmed COVID-19 deaths Thursday

The Laurel County Health Department has announced three additional COVID-19 deaths, which occurred between Saturday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, Feb. 18. “Please keep the families and friends of the 63-year-old male, 79-year-old female, and 91-year-old male in your thoughts,” the...
Posted On 18 Feb 2021

Whitley County reports additional COVID-19 death Friday

The Whitley County Health Department reported one additional COVID-19 fatality Friday. No information was provided about the deceased. This brings the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in Whitley County to 27 with the previous most recent death being reported on Jan. 20. The...
Posted On 12 Feb 2021

Whitley County only reports five new COVID-19 cases Thursday; lowest increase in nearly three months

For the first time in nearly three months, the Whitley County Health Department only reported a single-digit increase in the number of additional COVID-19 cases Thursday. The Whitley County Health Department announced five additional COVID–19 cases on Thursday, bringing the...
Posted On 11 Feb 2021

Laurel County reports two confirmed COVID-19 fatalities Wednesday, possibly three additional fatalities

The Laurel County Health Department reported two confirmed COVID-19 deaths Wednesday and possibly three additional COVID-19 deaths. “We are saddened to report two additional confirmed deaths today. Our condolences go out to the families and friends of the 62-year-old female and...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021

Whitley, Laurel, Knox and Bell counties report total of 109 new COVID-19 cases over three-day period

The Whitley County Health Department announced 15 additional COVID–19 cases on Monday, bringing the county’s total to 3,166. There are currently 147 active cases of which 14 people are hospitalized. A total of 2,993 people have been released from isolation in Whitley County. The...
Posted On 08 Feb 2021

Unemployment rates increase locally in Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell, McCreary counties

Unemployment rates increased in Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell and McCreary counties between November 2020 and December 2020, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County’s...
Posted On 06 Feb 2021

Whitley County reports 14 new COVID-19 cases Friday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 14 additional COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 3,137. There are currently 211 active cases, of which 14 are hospitalized. With the new cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 58.3. Knox...