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Several New COVID Cases, Including One Infant
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY/SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - Several new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in western Kentucky on Wednesday, including one infant.

The Purchase District Health Department reported four additional cases of COVID-19 in McCracken County and one additional case in Ballard County. One of the cases in McCracken County is a five-month-old girl. McCracken County now has 79 reported cases, including 50 recoveries and two deaths. Ballard County has nine cases, with seven recoveries. Carlisle County remains at three cases, including one recovery and one death. Hickman County remains at five cases, with one recovery, and Fulton County has one case.

The Calloway County Health Department confirmed one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday. This brings the total number of cases in the county to 40, with 32 recoveries and 1 death.  There are currently seven active cases in Calloway County, including five patients who are isolated at home and two who are hospitalized.

The Marshall County Health Department said it had no new active cases to report. The total number of cases in Marshall County remains at 34 cases, with 26 recoveries and two deaths. 

In southern Illinois, the Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) confirmed 42 new cases of the virus. Thirty-eight of those cases are in Union County, three are in Pulaski County, and one is in Johnson County. S7HD is currently reporting a total of 150 cases of COVID-19, 46 recoveries, and one death since the start of the pandemic. Of these cases, 100 have been in Union County.

Published 04:13 PM, Wednesday May. 13, 2020
Updated 09:06 AM, Thursday May. 14, 2020

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