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Laurel County reports death of two patients with COVID-19 Friday

The Laurel County Health Department reported 22 new COVID-19 cases Friday, and that two COVID-19 positive patients had passed away. “At this time it is unclear if the deaths were COVID-19 related. We will await confirmation from the Kentucky Department for Public Health before...
Posted On 23 Oct 2020

For second day in a row, Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties report double-digit increases in new COVID-19 cases

For the second straight day, Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties all reported double-digit increases in their number of new COVID-19 cases Thursday. The Laurel County Health Department reported 19 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, 26 new cases Wednesday, 11 new cases Tuesday, 41...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020

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

Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties all reported double-digit increases in their number of new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. The Laurel County Health Department reported 26 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 11 new cases Tuesday, 41 new cases Monday, 15 new cases Sunday, 21 new cases...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020

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

The Laurel County Health Department reported Monday that 77 new COVID-19 cases had been diagnosed between Monday and Saturday, including: 41 new cases Monday, 15 new cases Sunday, and 21 new cases Saturday. Monday’s new cases include: a 25-year-old male, a 16-year-old male, a...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020

Whitley County reports sixth COVID-19 death Friday within a five-day period

For the third time this week, the Whitley County Health Department announced a new COVID-19 death Friday, which marks the sixth death in the last five days. On Monday, the Whitley County Health Department announced four COVID-19 deaths, and on Thursday one additional death was...
Posted On 16 Oct 2020

Whitley, Bell counties report new COVID-19 fatalities Thursday

Both Whitley and Bell counties reported additional COVID-19 deaths Thursday. “We have 15 new cases of COVID-19 in Whitley County residents today. We are also very sad to report one new death. We have adjusted our cases from yesterday down two after determining they are not...
Posted On 15 Oct 2020

Knox County Health Department reports three new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday

The Knox County Health Department reported 31 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, including one child, and three new COVID-19 deaths. “We have been notified that 13 of these cases are from a congregated setting. We are also deeply saddened to report three deaths. Our thoughts are with...
Posted On 14 Oct 2020

Unemployment rates increase in all 120 Kentucky counties

Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between July 2020 and August 2020 and between August 2019 and August 2020, according to figures from the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley,...
Posted On 10 Oct 2020

Whitley County reports second highest COVID-19 incidence rate in the state Friday

The Whitley County Health Department reported 21 new COVID-19 cases Friday, 28 new cases Thursday, nine new cases Wednesday, seven new cases Tuesday, 29 new cases Monday, 37 new cases Sunday, and nine new cases Saturday. Whitley County has had a total of 609 COVID-19 cases....
Posted On 09 Oct 2020

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