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100 More Local COVID-19 Cases Since Friday
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY/SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - Since Friday, more than 100 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in western Kentucky and southern Illinois.

Graves County continues to see a large number of positive cases. The Graves County Health Department reported 35 more cases on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 315.

The Purchase District Health Department says they have confirmed 18 cases since Friday. Twelve of those cases are in McCracken County. The other cases include three in Ballard County and one each in Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman Counties. McCracken County has 199 individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, Ballard has 22, Carlisle has 10, Hickman has 8, and Fulton has 23.  There have been 3 deaths in McCracken County, 1 death in Fulton County, and 1 death in Carlisle County.  

The Calloway County Health Department confirmed eight more cases, including three cases yesterday and five more today. Calloway County is now at 112 cases, with 88 cases fully recovered, 20 isolated at home, three hospitalized, and one death.

The Marshall County Health Department reported 7 new cases since Friday, bringing their current total to 81 cases, with 62 recoveries and 2 deaths.

The Pennyrile District Health Department announced 15 new cases Monday afternoon. The new cases include two in Caldwell County, one in Crittenden County, eight in Livingston County, two in Lyon County, and two in Trigg County.

In Illinois, the Southern Seven Health Department confirmed 22 new cases of the virus on Monday. The new cases include two people in Alexander County, four in Johnson County, one in Massac County, five in Pulaski County, and 10 in Union County. A total of 365 cases have been reported in the southernmost counties since March. There have been 243 recoveries and seven deaths.

Published 06:11 PM, Monday Jul. 13, 2020
Updated 08:38 PM, Tuesday Jul. 14, 2020

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