9 More COVID Deaths in Western Kentucky; Infection Surge Continues
Nine more COVID-19 related deaths and hundreds of new infections are reported in western Kentucky.
The Green River District Health Department recorded six new fatalities in Daviess County, two in Henderson County, and one in Ohio County from Tuesday through Thursday.
The department also counted 749 new cases in the seven-county district.
In a release, Director Clay Horton said the best way to protect yourself and those you love is to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Appointments can be made at local health departments.
Meanwhile, the Indiana Department of Health tallied 214 new cases in Vanderburgh County, along with 220 new full vaccinations.
Vanderburgh’s seven-day positivity rate for individuals dipped slightly to just below 29 percent.
The agency counted 49 new infections in Warrick County, 31 in Gibson County, 28 in Posey County, and 51 in Dubois County.
No new virus-related deaths were recorded in southwest Indiana.
Across the 12-county region, the number of COVID patients in the hospital rose to 261.
Statewide, 21 more virus-related deaths were added along with nearly 4,900 new infections.