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Several New COVID Cases In Area
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY/SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - Several new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in western Kentucky  and southern Illinois on Friday.

The Purchase District Health Department confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in McCracken County and one new case in Fulton County. McCracken County has 89 individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, Ballard has 9, Carlisle and Hickman each have 5, and Fulton has 3. There have been 67 recoveries and 2 deaths in McCracken, 8 recoveries in Ballard, 2 recoveries and 1 death in Carlisle, and 4 recoveries in Hickman. 

The Graves County Health Department announced five new cases of the virus on Friday. Graves County is now reporting a cumulative total of 156 cases.

The Marshall County Health Department said it had no new positive cases to report on Friday. The total number of positive cases in Marshall County remains at 35 cases. Of those cases, 32 have fully recovered and 2 deaths have been reported. 

In southern Illinois, the Southern Seven Health Department reported 13 new cases of the virus, including 1 individual in Massac County and 12 individuals in Union County. Currently, the Southern Seven is reporting a cumulative total of 199 cases, 78 recoveries, and 4 deaths.

Other health departments in the area have not reported any new cases at this time.  This story will be updated as new information is received.

Published 04:55 PM, Friday May. 22, 2020
Updated 02:03 PM, Saturday May. 23, 2020

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