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Eleven More COVID Deaths Added in Western Kentucky


Eleven more COVID-19 related deaths have been announced in western Kentucky. 

The Green River District Health Department counted three new fatalities in Daviess County, two in Union County, two in McLean County, and four in Ohio County between Friday and Monday.

The department also tallied 450 new infections in the seven-county district, with each county still considered an “area of high transmission.”

Fifteen COVID patients were reported in the hospital but in a release, the district said its hospitalization data may be limited due to “the high volume of cases impacting the ability for close and continuous case management.”

The agency said Hancock County has the highest percentage of vaccinated residents at more than 57 percent, with the lowest in Ohio County at about 38 percent.

The county with the highest population and largest number of COVID deaths, Daviess County, had a vaccination rate of less than 54 percent.