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Local health departments release COVID-19 numbers, two deaths on Friday

Kentucky Coronavirus
Kentucky Coronavirus(WBKO)
Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 5:48 PM EST
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Health departments across Eastern Kentucky released updated coronavirus numbers and two new deaths on Friday.

The Martin County Health Department reported one new death Friday bringing the death toll to six for the county. Health officials also reported four new cases bringing the total to 368 with 92 of those active.

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department reported a 90-year-old from Pulaski County died from COVID-19. The county also reported 63 new cases bringing the total to 1,891 with 321 of those active. McCreary County has 10 new cases bringing the total to 398 with 55 of those active. There are 15 new cases in Wayne County bringing the total to 578 with 117 of those active.

The Floyd County Health Department reported 28 new cases bringing the total to 1,012 and 532 of those have been reported in November. There are 330 active cases and at least 1,000 are in quarantine.

The Johnson County Health Department reported 40 new cases. 26 of those are residents at Mountain Manor and 14 are in the community. This brings the county’s total to 772 with 210 of those active.

The Kentucky River District Health Department reported 15 cases in Knott County bringing the total to 493 with 84 of those active. Lee County has four new cases bringing the total to 284 with 96 of those active. There are 14 cases in Letcher County bringing the total to 416 with 76 of those active. Owsley County reported eight new cases bringing the total to 162 with 47 of those active. There are 14 new cases in Perry County bringing the total to 809 with 117 of those active. Wolfe County has three new cases bringing the total to 146 with 52 of those active.

Health officials with KRDHD are also working on multiple positive cases of COVID-19 associated with four churches in Leslie County. The churches are the Full Gospel Church in Smilax, Couch’s Fork Church of God, New Life Pentecostal in Wooton and City of Light Worship Center in Wooton. If you have attended services at any of these churches in the past week you may have been exposed. All churches have agreed to suspend in-person services for the next two weeks to protect the community.

The Cumberland Valley District Health Department reported 17 new cases and three probable cases in Clay County bringing the total to 851 with 358 of those active. In Jackson County, there are three new cases bringing the total to 368 with 96 of those active. There are five new cases in Rockcastle County bringing the total to 332 with 33 of those active.

The Whitley County Health Department reported nine new cases bringing the total to 1,203.

The Laurel County Health Department reported 32 new cases bringing the total to 2,205 with 828 of those active.

The Knox County Health Department reported 24 new cases with three of those being children. This brings the county’s total to 1,137 with 141 of those active.

The Lawrence County Health Department reported six new cases bringing the county’s total to 343 with 97 of those active.

The Harlan County Health Department reported 20 new cases bringing the total to 810.

The Breathitt County Health Department reported that there are a total of 339 cases with 99 of those active.

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