KENTUCKY (WFIE) - During his coronavirus update on Thursday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear reported 234 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths.
Kentucky is currently reporting 13,197 positive cases across the commonwealth. Out of these confirmed cases, 3,506 residents have fully recovered from the virus.
As of Thursday, 520 people have died from complications with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
According to the governor, 336,267 coronavirus tests have been administered throughout Kentucky, including more than 6,500 tests over the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Gov. Beshear announced he’s signing a proclamation to declare Juneteenth as a state holiday in Kentucky.
“I’m going to ask the legislature to recognize it as a state holiday through legislation that’ll have to pass in the next general assembly, but I think it’s time,” Beshear said.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full Thursday press conference in the video below:
The Muhlenberg County Health Department confirmed one new COVID-19 case on Thursday.
This brings the countywide number to 506 total cases, including 458 people who have now recovered.
The Green River District Health Department is reporting 15 additional COVID-19 cases.
Of those new cases, eight are in Daviess County, three are in Henderson County, two are in Ohio County and the last two are in Union County.
Green River health officials say they’ve had a total of 804 confirmed cases in the district with 703 now recovered.
The Hopkins County Health Department website is showing no new cases on Thursday.
They’ve had a total of 224 cases in the county with 32 deaths. They’ve also had 189 people recover from the virus.
On Wednesday, county officials said they only have three active cases remaining.
Here are the current numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Muhlenberg Co. - 506 cases, 8 deaths
- Hopkins Co. - 224 cases, 32 deaths, 189 recovered
- Daviess Co. - 368 cases, 7 deaths, 330 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 190 cases, 170 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 150 cases, 4 deaths, 118 recovered
- Webster Co. - 36 cases, 35 recovered
- McLean Co. - 26 cases, 1 death, 25 recovered
- Union Co. - 21 cases, 16 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 13 cases, 9 recovered
The Green River District Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing. To schedule an appointment visit the GRDHD website and follow the COVID-19 Test prompts. You must be preregistered to be tested.