New COVID-19 cases reported in Whitley, Laurel counties Wednesday afternoon
Both Whitley and Laurel counties each had three new COVID-19 cases diagnosed Wednesday.
Between April 6 and May 17, Whitley County had 11 COVID-19 cases diagnosed, all of whom have been released from isolation.
Since June 8, Whitley County has had seven additional cases diagnosed.
“We have received notice today of three new cases of COVID-19 in Whitley County residents. This brings our total cases to 18. We are happy to announce that one of our previously announced cases has been released from the hospital and one person has been released from isolation,” the health department wrote on its Facebook page Wednesday.
Out of the six active cases, two patients are being quarantined at the hospital, and the other four are quarantining at home, according to the Whitley County Health Department.
The majority of Whitley County cases have involved people ages 50 and under.
Out of the 18 Whitley County cases, one patient was under the age of 18, four patients were ages 18-30, four patients were ages 31-40, two patients were ages 41-50, one patient was age 51-60, two patients were ages 61-70, and four patients were age 71-80.
Between March 24 and June 4, there were 22 COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Laurel County. Since June 9, there have been an additional 33 cases reported there, including eight new cases that were reported Tuesday and three cases there were reported Wednesday, according to the Laurel County Health Department.
The Laurel County Health Department also announced Wednesday that two additional cases have recovered.
“Our totals are 55 total cases, 31 active cases, and 22 recovered cases. Three of the active cases are hospitalized, the rest are currently recovering at home,” the Laurel County Health Department reported on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon.
Additionally, Laurel County has had two patients pass away due to the virus.
Out of the Laurel County cases, four patients were under the age of 18, 11 patients were ages 18-30, 11 patients were ages 31-40, four patients were age 41-50, eight patients were ages 51-60, 12 patients were ages 61-70, three patients were age 71-80, and two patients were over age 80.
A total of 2,731 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Laurel County as of June 15.
Between April 6 and May 30, Knox County reported its first 10 COVID-19 cases with all 10 patients having fully recovered by Monday, June 15.
Knox County reported its 11th COVID-19 case on Thursday, June 11, and its 12th COVID-19 case on Saturday, June 13. Both cases are active.
Out of the 12 Knox County cases, one patient was under the age of 18, one patient was ages 18-30, five patients were ages 31-40, two patients were ages 41-50, two patients were ages 51-60, and one patient was age 61-70, according to the Knox County Health Department.
A total of 896 people have been tested in Knox County.
Bell County didn’t report its first COVID-19 case until May 16, and now has multiple confirmed cases.
On Thursday, June 11, the Bell County Health Department reported its fifth COVID-19 case.
McCreary County reported its 13th COVID-19 case on May 9, but all 13 cases have now been released from isolation, according to the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.
As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, there were 12,995 positive cases of the COVID-19 virus in Kentucky, and 518 deaths from the virus. At least 329,710 people in Kentucky have been tested for COVID-19, and 3,444 people have reported that they have recovered, according to the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s official COVID-19 website.