Whitley and Laurel counties are out of the red as COVID-19 incidence rates remain below 25.
The Whitley County Health Department announced 25 additional COVID–19 cases on Monday, bringing the county’s total to 3,425.
There are currently 57 active cases, of which one is hospitalized.
With the new cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 15.4.
The Laurel County Health Department announced 120 additional cases of COVID–19 March 1 through March 7 bringing the county’s total to 6,296.
There are currently 27 individuals hospitalized.
With the new cases, Laurel County COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 23.5.
The Knox County Kentucky Health Department announced 20 additional cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the county’s total to 3,221.
Four of the new cases involved children, officials stated.
There are currently 130 active cases in Knox County.
With the additional cases, Knox County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 33.5.
The Bell County Health Department announced seven additional COVID–19 cases, bringing the county’s total to 2,820.
There are currently 78 active cases, of which six are hospitalized.
With the additional cases, Bell County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 28.5.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced 331 additional COVID–19 cases in Kentucky on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 411,040.
Beshear reported 10 additional deaths, bringing the death toll to 4,829.
Beshear said 539 Kentuckians are currently hospitalized, of which 161 are in intensive care.
As of Monday, 15 of Kentucky’s 120 counties have a COVID–19 incidence rate greater than 25, which places them in the red zone.
Sixty-eight counties are orange zones.
Eighty-two counties are yellow zones, and one county is a green zone.
Monroe County has the lowest incidence rate at 0.
Lyon County has the highest incidence rate at 358.4.