Warren County no longer a red COVID zone

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – It’s been a week and a half since the Barren River District Health Department released local COVID-19 numbers, but after transitioning to a new state reporting system, Wednesday, the department released local numbers once again.

The big news Wednesday afternoon is that Warren County is no longer considered COVID-19 red zone hot spot, according to Barren River District Health Department director Matt Hunt.

The reason COVID-19 case numbers were delayed for more than a week, a system update that has meant inputting data line by line for around 6,500 data records, Hunt said.

The new system is the same system the whole state is migrating to.  The process has been time consuming and a little bit stressful, but Hunt says it’s going to be a good change.

The numbers may seem high because of the delay in reporting the latest number of cases. In Warren County the cases have increased by 49 bringing the county’s total to 4,273.

All of the other counties in the viewing area have seen increases as well.

Allen County is reporting an additional seven cases in the last 24 hours bringing the county’s total since the outbreak to 317.

Here’s a look at the total number of cases since the outbreak for each county in the area:

– WARREN COUNTY: 4,273
– BARREN COUNTY: 724
– LOGAN COUNTY: 558
– BUTLER COUNTY:354
– ALLEN COUNTY: 317
– SIMPSON COUNTY: 278
– HART COUNTY: 184
– EDMONSON COUNTY: 149
– METCALFE COUNTY: 117
AS OF 6 PM 9/23/20