Two New COVID Deaths Reported in Western Kentucky
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY; SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - More than 200 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by area health departments on Tuesday, and two new COVID-related deaths were announced in western Kentucky.

The Pennyrile District Health Department announced 43 new cases across their district. The cases include 14 in Trigg County, 12 in Caldwell County, 9 in Livingston County, 5 in Crittenden County, and 3 in Lyon County.

The Marshall County Health Department reported 33 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death. This brings the total number of cases in Marshall County to 799. Ten deaths have been reported.

The Calloway County Health Department said it received notification of the 15th death in the county on Tuesday. They also announced 18 new cases of the virus. The total number of confirmed cases for Calloway County is now at 1,376. 

The Graves County Health Department announced 54 new cases of the virus, bringing their total number of cases to 1,373 with 41 deaths.

The Purchase District Health Department confirmed 78 new cases, including 65 in McCracken County, six each in Ballard and Carlisle Counties, and one in Hickman County. PDHD is currently reporting a cumulative total of 2,796 cases and 33 deaths in their area.

The Southern Seven Health Department reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 in the southernmost counties of Illinois. The new cases include four people in Alexander County, four in Hardin County, 13 in Johnson County, 17 in Massac County, one in Pope County, one in Pulaski County, and 13 in Union County. Currently, S7HD is reporting a cumulative total of 2,588 cases of COVID-19 and 28 deaths in the Southern Seven region.

Published 09:06 PM, Tuesday Nov. 17, 2020
Updated 05:54 PM, Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020



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