Muhlenberg Co. reports 42 new COVID-19 cases at Green River Correctional Complex

Green River District confirms 33 new positive coronavirus cases
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Published: May. 2, 2020 at 4:56 PM CDT
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KENTUCKY (WFIE) - The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported 46 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday afternoon.

According to County Public Health Director Cathy Bethel, 42 of these newly confirmed cases were at the Green River Correctional Complex.

This brings the countywide number to 170 total cases.

The Green River District Health Department reports 33 new positive cases of COVID-19.

The Health Department says there are 25 new positive cases in Daviess County, five in Ohio County, and one each in Union, Webster and Henderson Counties.

Health officials say 21 people are currently hospitalized in the district. The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 193 (46%).

The Green River District Health Department is offering a drive-thru COVID-19 testing Tuesday, May 5 through Thursday, May 7. Officals say all of the available testing times have been filled.

The testing site will be at the Owensboro Community and Technical College. Officials say pre-registration is required to be tested.

Here are the current numbers in our area of Kentucky.

  • Daviess Co. - 222 cases, 4 deaths
  • Henderson Co. - 72 cases, 1 death
  • Ohio Co. - 67 cases
  • Webster Co. - 27 cases
  • McLean Co. -17 cases, 1 death
  • Union Co. - 8 cases
  • Hancock Co. 6 cases

Hopkins and Muhlenberg County reported new numbers Friday.

  • Hopkins Co. - 206 cases, 22 deaths
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 170 cases, 4 deaths

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