KENTUCKY (WFIE) - During his daily coronavirus update on Thursday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed 141 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths across the state, including an 88-year-old woman from Hopkins County.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 8,426 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Out of these reported cases, 3,069 people have fully recovered from the virus.
As of Friday, 391 people throughout the commonwealth have died from complications with COVID-19.
According to the Governor, 171,338 coronavirus tests have been administered statewide, including nearly 5,000 tests over the last 24 hours.
Health officials report that 477 people are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 symptoms in Kentucky. Meanwhile, 90 patients are being treated in intensive care units.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full Friday press conference in the video below:
On Friday, Hopkins County officials reported that another resident has died due to COVID-19 complications, and two more have tested positive.
The county now has 219 cases, and 160 people have recovered. They say there are 31 active cases in Hopkins County.
You can watch Hopkins County update here.
Green River District Health Department officials are reporting five additional cases of COVID-19.
Two of those new cases are in Daviess County, another two are in Henderson County, and the last one is in Ohio County.
Green River health officials say there are a total of 614 cases in the district and 469 are recovered.
Here are the case numbers for our Kentucky counties.
- Muhlenberg Co. - 481 cases, 7 deaths
- Daviess Co. - 297 cases, 5 deaths, 237 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 219 cases, 28 deaths, 160 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 145 cases, 97 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 103 cases, 4 deaths, 74 recovered
- Webster Co. - 33 cases, 29 recovered
- McLean Co. - 21 cases, 1 death, 18 recovered
- Union Co. - 9 cases, 8 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 6 cases, 6 recovered
These are the numbers for food plant workers in our area reported Thursday. Please note the worker could live in another county and would count towards county numbers there.
- Perdue Farms, Ohio County (298 positive employees, 1 employee death)
- Specialty Food Group, Daviess County (41 positive employees)
- Tyson Foods (Green River), Henderson County (99 positive employees)