Laurel County Health Department Gives Weekly Update on COVID, RSV and Flu

During their weekly update on Kool Gold’s London News Now, the Laurel County Health Department reported that respiratory illnesses, including COVID 19, RSV and influenza are beginning to decline, but are still occurring at a higher than normal rate. Public Services Supervisor, Tyler Caldwell, said from January 22nd to January 29th there were 29 new COVID 19 cases and no new hospitalizations. Caldwell said flu numbers are declining, but the CDC expects another uptick. Caldwell said other than staying up to date on vaccinations, it’s important to practice preventive measures like washing your hands, covering your coughs and sneezes and staying home when you’re sick. For more information visit or their Facebook page at