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Daviess County drops from Red to Orange level for COVID-19

October 12, 2020 | 2:17 pm

Updated October 12, 2020 | 2:17 pm

Graphic from Kentucky Department for Public Health

After briefly crossing into the Red level due to a rising number of daily COVID-19 cases, Daviess County dropped back into the Orange level over the weekend.

The county first entered Red status Thursday night, when the average daily cases per 100,000 residents was 26.9 over the last seven days according to the state’s incidence rate map. A county is considered in the Red when it has 25+ daily cases per 100,000 residents.

Daviess County’s seven-day average dropped slightly to 26.3 in Friday’s report.

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The average further dropped to 24.9 Saturday — falling just enough to move back to Orange — while it went down to 24.8 in Sunday’s report.

Monday’s report has not been released at this time, although based on the numbers reported locally the seven-day average should drop slightly again.

Earlier Monday, the Green River District Health Department reported 22 new coronavirus cases for Daviess County over the last two days.

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October 12, 2020 | 2:17 pm

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