In a span of 24 hours, 15 people were identified as COVID-19 positive, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department Tuesday afternoon.

The results were from Monday afternoon around 4 p.m. to today at 4 p.m. Hardin County now has 161 reported cases, the district says.

It's the largest 24-hour surge in Hardin County since the first positive test March 20.

One person is hospitalized and 26 people are under in-home isolation. Six people have died from COVID-19 complications in Hardin County, including a male, 71, either Monday or Tuesday, and 128 people have recovered, according to the health district and Gov. Andy Beshear's office.

In the district’s six-county region, 346 cases have been confirmed including 17 in LaRue County and 26 in Meade County. Only 51 cases in the district are listed as active, which includes six currently hospitalized.

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