More Local COVID-19 Cases Reported
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY; SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - More cases of the coronavirus have been reported by area health departments on Wednesday.

The Calloway County Health Department confirmed 21 new cases of the virus. The total number of confirmed cases for Calloway County is now 806, with 10 deaths.

 The Purchase District Health Department says four more cases have been confirmed, with all four of them in McCracken County. The county has now had 836 cases and the five-county district has traced 1,304 patients since March. Twenty people in the Purchase District have died of the virus. 

The Graves County Health Department reports four more cases, with two of them hospitalized. There have been 815 cases of the virus in Graves County, and 29 patients have died. 

The Marshall County Health Department reports 11 new cases. One patient, an 86-year-old woman is hospitalized; the remaining cases are isolating at home.  Marshall County is now reporting a total of  399 cases of the virus and four deaths.

The Pennyrile District Health Department says it has 15 new cases to report. The new cases include five people in Crittenden County, 4 in Livingston County, and two each in Caldwell, Lyon, and Trigg counties. The health department has confirmed a total of 769 cases of the virus.

The Southern Seven Health Department provided its first update since last Thursday, reporting a total of 116 new cases and one new death, a man in his 70s from Union County. Of those cases, 27 were newly confirmed on Wednesday. The other 89 cases were from previous days. The new cases include 65 people in Union County, 26 in Johnson County, 13 in Pulaski County, four each in Alexander and Hardin counties, and two each in Massac and Pope counties. A cumulative total of 1489 cases and 26 deaths have been reported in the Southern Seven region.  

Published 05:00 PM, Wednesday Oct. 14, 2020
Updated 08:40 AM, Thursday Oct. 15, 2020



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