Health Department reports 24th COVID death

The Clark County Health Department on Monday reported the county’s 24th death for which COVID-19 was a contributing factor.

The victim was a 69-year-old man.

“Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers,” Public Health Director Becky Kissick said in an email.

Between April 24 and 26, there were 13 new cases of the respiratory disease reported in the county.

The Health Department is now working on 82 active cases of the total 2,762 in the county. Fourteen individuals have met the criteria for release, bringing total recoveries to 2,656.

Eighty-seven people have been hospitalized for the coronavirus in the county as of April 23.

The Health Department’s report contained information as of 5 p.m. Monday.

Statewide, the Governor’s Office reported 213 new cases, four deaths, for a total of 6,459.

Four hundred fourteen people in Kentucky are currently hospitalized with COVID, 108 are in ICU, and 47 are on ventilators.