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Muhlenberg Co. health officials discuss latest on COVID-19 in community

Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 8:51 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2021 at 9:11 AM CDT
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MUHLENBERG CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Several health experts discussed COVID-19 in the community Wednesday morning in Muhlenberg County.

This discussion was held on the Muhlenberg County Judge Executive’s Facebook page.

This comes as western Kentucky is seeing a surge in cases. Several of our counties are in the critical red zone on the state’s COVID-19 incident map, including Muhlenberg County.

Muhlenberg County health officials say they are hitting a vaccination plateau. They say the county has a 42% vaccination rate, and cases are continuing to rise.

Health officials stressed the importance of getting the vaccine. They say of the 69 people in Muhlenberg County who died from COVID-19, none of them were vaccinated.

Muhlenberg health officials are following CDC’s recommendation to wear masks in public settings.

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They also say if you get the COVID-19 vaccine, you are less likely to get the virus, and if you do, your symptoms will be much milder.

On Wednesday, the Muhlenberg County Health Department reported 30 new COVID-19 cases.

Out of these 30 cases, health officials say 25 patients were unvaccinated.

This brings the countywide number to 3,344 total cases.

Muhlenberg County now has 162 active cases.

Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:

  • Daviess Co. - 11,154 cases, 191 deaths, 44.71% vaccinated
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 3,344 cases, 69 deaths
  • Hopkins Co. - 4,911 cases, 152 deaths
  • Ohio Co. - 2,666 cases, 56 deaths, 31.17% vaccinated
  • Henderson Co. - 5,037 cases, 82 deaths, 35.03% vaccinated
  • Webster Co. - 1,484 cases, 22 deaths, 32.92% vaccinated
  • McLean Co. - 912 cases, 30 deaths, 37.82% vaccinated
  • Union Co. - 1,438 cases, 15 deaths, 28.26% vaccinated
  • Hancock Co. - 887 cases, 16 deaths, 44.95% vaccinated

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