Russell County, most of region in low level of COVID spread

Russell County continues to be “green” in the latest COVID community level map released by the state’s department for public health.

In the Lake Cumberland District, Russell County is joined by Adair, Taylor, Pulaski, Clinton, Cumberland, Wayne, Green, and McCreary counties in the “green” category, indicating a low level of community spread.

Casey County is in the “yellow” category, meaning a medium level of virus spread. There are currently no counties in the district in the high “red” category of community spread.

Only 11 counties statewide are now in the “red” category, with the majority of those in the eastern part of the state but health officials continue to ask the public to get vaccinated or boosted with the possibility of a winter surge in virus cases on the horizon.