KY confirms over 350 positive COVID-19 cases at Green River Correctional Complex

Green River District reporting 14 more coronavirus cases, no new deaths

KY Gov. Beshear pushes up date allowing 10-person gatherings to May 22

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - During his daily coronavirus update on Thursday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear reported 199 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths.

Kentucky is currently reporting 7,225 coronavirus cases. Out of those who have tested positive, 2,712 people have fully recovered from the virus.

As of Thursday, 328 residents in Kentucky have died from complications with COVID-19.

The Governor said at least 121,246 coronavirus tests have been administered throughout the commonwealth.

State officials also provided an update on COVID-19 testing over at Green River Correctional Complex in Central City.

The Muhlenberg County Health Department is reporting that 384 cases have been confirmed at the facility, which includes 356 inmates and 28 staff members. State officials say they are still waiting on the results of eight tests to come back.

Out of those who have tested positive, 22 inmates have since fully recovered.

You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full Thursday press conference in the video below:

On Wednesday, Gov. Beshear announced that Ohio County will host one of the four new Kroger testing sites opening next week.

Kroger will be providing free testing at the Ohio County Fairgrounds from Tuesday through Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Green River District Health Department will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing next week.

Curbside testing will be available on Tuesday at clinic sites in McLean and Webster Counties, and from the department’s mobile unit in Fordsville, Kentucky.

Then on Wednesday, testing will be available at clinics in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, and Union Counties.

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Green River District Health Department officials reported Thursday that 14 more people in the district have tested positive for COVID-19.

There are three new cases in Daviess County, two new cases in Henderson County, eight more cases in Ohio County and one more in Webster County.

District health officials say that of the 551 confirmed cases in the district, 371 people have recovered.

Hopkins County Health Department website shows no new cases or deaths.

According to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, 22 residents at the Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home in Hopkins County have died from COVID-19 complications. They have a total of 61 residents and 21 employees who have tested positive for the virus at the facility.

Two residents from Henderson Nursing and Rehab have died from the virus. There are 17 positive residents there along with eight positive staff members.

Three residents at Daviess County’s Owensboro Center have tested positive along with 2 employees.

In Ohio County, Beaver Dam Nursing and Rehab has one positive resident and one positive staff member.

Here are case numbers from our Kentucky counties.

  • Muhlenberg Co. - 472 cases, 6 deaths
  • Daviess Co. - 277 cases, 4 deaths
  • Hopkins Co. - 216 cases 27 deaths
  • Ohio Co. - 118 cases
  • Henderson Co. - 89 cases, 3 deaths
  • Webster Co. - 32 cases
  • McLean Co. - 20 cases, 1 death
  • Union Co. - 9 cases
  • Hancock Co. - 6 cases

These are the numbers for food plant workers in our area. Please note the worker could live in another county and would count towards county numbers there.

  • Perdue Farms, Ohio County (284 positive employees, 1 employee death)
  • Specialty Food Group, Daviess County (35 positive employees)
  • Tyson Foods (Green River), Henderson County (95 positive employees)

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