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Clark records 13th COVID death

After a record-breaking week of new coronavirus cases in the community last week, Clark County has recorded another COVID-related death.

The death was announced Thursday evening, and is the 13th in the community.

Clark County has also recorded 46 new COVID cases since Monday.

According to the data from the Clark County Health Department, there were eight cases reported Monday, 11 cases Tuesday, 15 cases Wednesday and 12 Thursday.

During the week of Monday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 15, there were 71 new cases of the virus, which topped the previous record high of weekly cases, which was 67 the week prior.

As of Thursday, there were more than 100 active cases in Clark County, and 672 had recovered.

The county remains in the state Department for Public Health’s red zone for counties with an incidence rate of 25 or higher. Clark’s incidence rate was 29.95 Wednesday.

The seven-day incidence is calculated by taking the total number of unique cases in each county over the past seven days, divided by seven to get a daily average, divided by the U.S. Census Bureau county population, and multiplied by 100,000 to get the incidence per 100,000 people.

There have been no new deaths attributed to COVID reported in the community this week. There have been 12 deaths overall attributed to the virus.

As of Thursday afternoon, there had been 144,753 positive cases in Kentucky and 1,712 deaths.

More than 2.48 million people have been tested, and the positivity rate is 9.13 percent.

At least 25,000 people have recovered.

There have been more than 11.6 million cases of the virus in the U.S., leading to more than 250,000 deaths.

Worldwide, there have been 55.6 million cases and 35.8 million people have recovered.