Russell County sees substantial increase in COVID cases Thursday

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department recorded 25 new cases of COVID-19 in Russell County on Thursday, bringing the number of active cases to 70.

Three Russell County residents are hospitalized with COVID-19.

175 new cases were reported in the Lake Cumberland District on Thursday, with 39 of those coming in those 18 or younger.

One death was reported in the district, a Pulaski County resident in their 70s.

42 people were reported as hospitalized district-wide on Thursday.

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