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Health Departments Provide COVID Updates
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY/SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - Local health departments provided updated numbers of cases of COVID-19 in the area on Tuesday.

The Purchase District Health Department said it received notification of eight new cases of the virus on Tuesday, including four cases in Fulton County and one case each in McCracken, Hickman, Ballard, and Carlisle Counties. The patients range in age from 9 years to 76 years old. McCracken County has 365 people that have tested positive for COVID-19, Ballard has 42, Carlisle has 46, Hickman has 54, and Fulton has 84. There have been four deaths in McCracken County, two deaths in Fulton County, and one death in Carlisle County. 

The Marshall County Health Department said it had five new cases to report, a six-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl, a 26-year-old woman, a 39-year-old man, and a 61-year-old woman. Marshall County is reporting a cumulative total of 154 cases, with three deaths.

The Calloway County Health Department reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The total number of confirmed cases for Calloway County is now at 249, with 200 cases fully recovered, 39 isolated at home, five hospitalized, and five deaths.

The Pennyrile District Health Department announced four new cases of the virus on Tuesday. The new cases include a 54-year-old man and 55-year old woman in Caldwell County, a two-year-old girl in Crittenden County, and a 78-year-old man in Trigg County. The individual in Trigg County is currently hospitalized.

The Southern Seven Health Department confirmed nine new cases in the southernmost counties of Illinois. The new cases include four people in Johnson County, one person in Massac County, two people in Pope County, and two people in Union County. The patients range in age from their 20s to their 50s. Currently, S7HD is reporting a cumulative total of 584 cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths in the Southern Seven region since the start of the pandemic.

Published 08:14 PM, Tuesday Aug. 11, 2020
Updated 08:56 AM, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020

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