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Local health departments release COVID-19 numbers, new death on Tuesday

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Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 4:51 PM EDT
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(WYMT) - Health departments across Eastern Kentucky released new coronavirus numbers, one new death on Tuesday.

The Laurel County Health Department reported the county’s eight death. The death was a 73-year-old woman. Health officials also reported seven new cases, two of which are hospitalized. This brings the county’s total to 687 total cases. 171 of those are active.

The Bell County Health Department reported four new cases bringing the county’s total to 447. Eight people are currently in the hospital.

The Whitley County Health Department reported 11 new cases bringing the county’s total to 263. Health officials also reported that if you shopped at Kroger at 1019 Cumberland Falls Highway in Corbin between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 10 or between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, you may have been exposed to COVID-19. This notice applies to those who shopped in aisles where others were less than six feet away or picked up click-list items and were less than six feet from a Kroger staff person. If you believe you were exposed you should self-quarantine.

The Cumberland Valley District Health Department reported two new cases, two probable cases and two recovered cases in Clay County. Health officials reported 15 recovered cases in Jackson County. In Rockcastle County, there is one new case, one probable case and two in the hospital.

The Harlan County Health Department reported two new cases bringing the county’s total to 399.

The Kentucky River District Health Department reported 19 new cases and four probable cases. In Knott County, there are eight cases bringing the county’s total to 119. In Leslie County, there are four cases which brings the county’s total to 49. In Letcher County, there are four new cases bringing the county’s total to 100. Health officials reported seven new cases in Perry County bringing the county’s total to 320.

The Knox County Health Department reported five new cases bringing the county’s total to 418. 40 cases are active.

The Floyd County Health Department reported one new case bringing the county’s total to 164. 11 cases are active.

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