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COVID Cases Continue to Climb in Western Kentucky

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More than 800 infections and one death reported in one week

Western Kentucky is averaging 120 new COVID-19 cases a day. WNIN’s John Gibson has the latest:

The Green River District Health Department recorded 843 new infections from July 4th to the 10th.

More than half of the new cases were in Daviess County.

The department also announced a COVID-related death from Henderson County.

The rising numbers in the seven-county district have prompted officials to recommend wearing a mask at indoor public settings.

The agency also urges resident to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

And if you are high risk for disease, you’re urged to talk to your healthcare provider about other precautions, like avoiding indoor public activities.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the Omicron BA-5 variant is now the most dominant strain of COVID-19 in the U.S.

And while it’s difficult to get an exact count — given how many people are taking rapid tests at home — there are indications that both reinfections and hospitalizations are increasing across the country.