Health department reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths

All of the deceased were unvaccinated, and three of them had underlying health condition, health officials said.

The Christian County Health Department on Thursday reported four new coronavirus deaths. None of them had been vaccinated, according to a news release from department spokeswoman Cloie Rager.

The deceased included a 44-year-old man who did not have any underlying health conditions, the release states. Three others who died had underlying health conditions. They were a 69-year-old man, an 84-year-old woman and an 80-year-old man.

The report puts the county’s coronavirus death toll at 118.

The last time local deaths were reported was Sept. 1, when the health department confirmed six COVID-19 deaths.

Since the pandemic began, the largest number of coronavirus deaths were reported in January, with 17 residents dying with the virus. 

As of Thursday, 8,206 people in Kentucky have died from COVID-19. 

The death toll in the United States — approximately 670,000 as of Thursday evening — reached a grim milestone. According to John Hopkins University data, one in 500 Americans have died from COVID-19. In Christian County, roughly one in 600 residents have died from the virus.

Health department reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths

Jennifer P. Brown

Jennifer P. Brown is the founder and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at editor@hoptownchronicle.org.

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