Health district sees improvement in incidence rate

This incidence rate map shows each county’s incidence of COVID-19 for every 100,000 people as of Monday.

The seven-day incidence rate of COVID-19 has decreased throughout the five counties of the Pennyrile District Health Department. Caldwell County remains in the orange, or accelerated level after being in the red level for some days, and Crittenden County has graduated to the yellow, or community spread level.

The levels are part of a four-color indicator gathered by the Kentucky Department of Public Health and compiled by the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services (KCHFS), which puts together a state map with each county’s level.

Counties in the red, or critical level have more than 25 cases per 100,000 people over the last seven days. The orange level indicates 10 to 25 cases per 100,000 people, the yellow level indicates 1 to 10 cases and the green level indicates less than 1 case.

The map issued by KCHFS has Caldwell County’s incidence rate at 14.6 cases per 100,000 people, Crittenden County at 4.9, Livingston County at 10.9, Lyon County at 13.9 and Trigg County at 11.7.

Western Kentucky counties at the red level Monday include Webster (53.0), Henderson (52.5), Fulton (47.9), Union (46.7), Calloway (26.7) and Christian (26.2).

The Pennyrile District Health Department reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Caldwell County on Monday, which includes weekend reports. Caldwell County has had 163 total confirmed cases this year.

Through Friday, 138 of those cases have recovered, leaving 25 active cases in the county. There have been no COVID-related deaths reported in the county.

Crittenden County had one new case reported Monday, raising its overall total to 130.

Of its 128 cases reported through Friday, 118 had recovered and there have been three COVID-related deaths in the county, leaving seven active cases.

Livingston County also had one new case reported on Monday, bringing its overall total to 94.

Of the 92 cases reported through Friday, 79 had recovered, and there was one COVID-related death in the county, leaving 12 active cases.

Lyon County had two new cases of COVID-19 reported on Monday, bringing its overall total to 83.

Of the 80 cases reported through Friday, 63 had recovered, and there have been five COVID-related deaths in the county, leaving 12 active cases.

Trigg County had six new cases reported Monday, including the only school-age person reported in the district, a 7-year-old girl, bringing its overall total to 192.

Of the 184 cases reported Friday, 161 had recovered, leaving 23 active cases. There have been no COVID-related deaths reported in Trigg County.

For more local information regarding COVID-19, visit the Pennyrile District health Department’s Facebook page.