KENTUCKY (WFIE) - During his daily coronavirus update, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 283 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths on Friday afternoon.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 9,464 residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Out of these reported cases, 3,231 people have fully recovered from the virus.
As of Friday, 418 residents across the commonwealth have died from complications with COVID-19.
Gov. Beshear says that 227,944 coronavirus tests have been performed in Kentucky, including nearly 6,000 tests over the last 24 hours.
State officials also provided an update on COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities. They say about 15,000 nursing home residents and staff have been tested in Kentucky, while nearly 5,000 people are expected to undergo testing next week.
According to state officials, more than 100 long-term care facilities will be tested by the end of next week.
Meanwhile, Gov. Beshear announced an official order that will allow Kentucky residents to get their driver’s licenses renewed and replaced remotely.
“This order is the next right step to help clerks safely serve Kentuckians impacted by the office closures caused by the pandemic,” Gov. Beshear said. “The temporary measure will allow contactless service to help minimize crowding and help offices gradually return to full-service operations.”
Cardholders whose license, permit, or ID card was lost or expired between March 1 and June 30 will be able to apply with their local circuit court clerk to receive a new card in the mail.
This order allows the remote application process to stay in place until July 31.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full Friday press conference in the video below:
The Muhlenberg County Health Department confirmed two new COVID-19 cases on Friday.
This brings the countywide number to 496 total cases.
Green River District Health Department reported that five additional people have tested positive for COVID-19.
Two of those new cases are in Daviess County, and three are in Henderson County.
Green River health officials say the total number of reported cases in the district is 670. They say 517 people have now recovered.
Hopkins County Health Department reported no new cases or deaths on Friday. Health officials say 181 people have now recovered.
Here are the numbers from our Kentucky counties.
- Muhlenberg Co. - 496 cases, 7 deaths
- Daviess Co. - 314 cases, 5 deaths, 257 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 219 cases, 29 deaths, 181 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 167 cases, 109 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 115 cases, 4 deaths, 85 recovered
- Webster Co. - 34 cases, 31 recovered
- McLean Co. - 24 cases, 1 death, 21 recovered
- Union Co. - 9 cases, 8 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 7 cases, 6 recovered