Purchase District Health Department confirms 1,927 new COVID cases in one week, including over 1,500 in McCracken County

PADUCAH — The Purchase District Health Department says it was notified of 1,927 new COVID-19 cases in its five-county region over the past week, including 1,545 in McCracken County alone.

The cases confirmed between Jan. 12 and Jan. 20 also include 150 in Ballard County, 88 in Fulton County, 73 in Hickman County and 71 in Carlisle County.

Judging by the number of active cases the health department has listed in each county, not all of the cases confirmed this week are still considered to be active.