Another death related to the COVID-19 pandemic was reported this week in Trimble County based on information released by the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Trimble County’s death toll is now 46 after the first newly reported death in that county since Oct. 3. Death totals remain the same in Jefferson County with 161, Carroll County with 51 and Switzerland County with 21. The overall death toll for the four-county area now stands at 279.

Jefferson, Carroll and Switzerland continue to have a low community level spread according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, on Friday, the CDC rated Trimble County with medium level community spread.

Trimble County had nine new cases of COVID-19 in the last week, up from six the previous week. There was also an increase in COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County with 13, up from seven last week. Meanwhile, there was decline in cases in Carroll County and Switzerland — both with just four new cases in the last week; Carroll had seven cases in the previous week while Switzerland had six.