COVID-19 cases around the region are on the rise. The Lincoln Trail District Health Department announced yesterday the presence of 18 new cases of the virus within their service area. Of the counties within the health department’s service area, a spike in cases has been observed specifically in Hardin county. Since last Friday, the county has seen 23 cases, 8 reported Monday and 15 on Tuesday. With 161 total cases so far, that means over 14% of the county’s cases have come in the past two reporting days. As such, public health officials reminding the public that the pandemic isn’t over yet, and to wear their masks and practice social distancing. Governor Andy Beshear announced 282 new cases Tuesday, as well as 5 new deaths.