KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is giving a coronavirus update.
Beshear starts the briefing talking about different job opportunities, including nearly 4,700 new part-time and full-time jobs.
Gov. Beshear says Kentucky has 282 new cases, bringing the total to 15,624.
He announces over 3,900 people have recovered from the virus.
According to officials, five Kentuckians have died. This brings the total in the state to 565 people.
The Commonwealth has signed a new contract in hopes of catching up with a long list of unemployment claims by the end of July.
During his press briefing, Governor Andy Beshear announced a new deal with firm Ernst and Young that begins Wednesday.
Beginning next week, Beshear says 200 workers from Ernst and Young will begin assisting with resolving the claims that have caused long lines at employment offices and assistance events across the Commonwealth.
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The Green River District Health Department is reporting four additional COVID-19 cases Tuesday.
Two of those new cases are in Daviess County while the other two are in Henderson County.
Green River health officials say they’ve had a total of 898 cases with 782 of those recovered. The entire district has seen 12 COVID-19 related deaths.
The Hopkins County Health Department is reporting two additional COVID-19 cases, bringing their total case number to 246.
They’ve had 189 people recover from the virus.
Here are the current numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Muhlenberg Co. - 523 cases, 8 deaths
- Hopkins Co. - 246 cases, 33 deaths, 189 recovered
- Daviess Co. - 419 cases, 7 deaths, 363 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 204 cases, 175 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 165 cases, 4 deaths, 145 recovered
- Webster Co. - 40 cases, 37 recovered
- McLean Co. - 26 cases, 1 death, 25 recovered
- Union Co. - 26 cases, 22 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 18 cases, 15 recovered