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Christian Co. health director goes behind daily data to tell covid-19 “stories to pull at your heart strings”

The front-line fighters against the coronavirus are employees of local health departments, who find their jobs increasingly difficult. People exposed to the virus won’t self-quarantine, or won’t answer the phone if they think the call is from a contact tracer at the health department. And as the pandemic accelerates, health-department employees lose more of their friends and relatives to...

Beshear reports 674 new COVID-19 cases, second-highest daily number, 3 deaths; surge continues

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 674 new COVID cases on Tuesday, 23 of them from children 5 and under, and three new deaths. These cases raised Kentucky’s totals to 24,060 cases and 674 deaths. As of Tuesday there have been at least 549,208 tests performed in Kentucky with a positivity rate of 4.3 percent. The new cases represent the second-highest number of cases in a single day. “Here in Kentucky,...