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Six COVID Deaths, 266 Infections in Western KY


The deaths and infections were recorded in April

The COVID-19 national emergency officially ends next week, but as WNIN’s John Gibson reports deaths and infections are still being recorded:

The Green River District Health Department tallied 266 new COVID-19 infections and six COVID-related deaths in western Kentucky during April.

All six deaths were recorded in Daviess County, along with more than 100 infections.

The seven-county district averaged about nine new cases a day.

The COVID-19 Community Level was classified as low for all seven counties.

Officials urge everyone to stay up to date with vaccines and boosters, stay home if you are sick, and get tested if you have symptoms.

Anyone with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 is urged to wear a mask.

Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness.