KY draws closer to 18k total COVID-19 cases

Green River District reports 7 additional cases; 6 new cases in Hopkins Co.

KY draws closer to 18k total COVID-19 cases
(Source: WFIE)

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 402 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths on Wednesday afternoon.

Kentucky is currently reporting that 17,919 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Out of these cases, 4,912 residents have fully recovered.

As of Wednesday, 608 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.

The Muhlenberg County Health Department confirmed four new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. This brings the countywide number to 549 total cases.

Green River District Health Department is reporting seven additional COVID-19 cases.

Of those new cases, four are in Daviess County, one is in Hancock County and two are in Henderson County.

Green River health officials have now had 982 confirmed cases with 865 recoveries.

The Hopkins County Health Department’s website is showing six new COVID-19 cases. They’ve now had 278 confirmed cases with 197 recoveries.

You can watch the Hopkins County weekly COVID-19 update in the video below.

WATCH LIVE: Hopkins Co. officials give COVID-19 update

Posted by 14 NEWS on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Here are the current numbers in our area of Kentucky:

  • Muhlenberg Co. - 549 cases, 8 deaths
  • Hopkins Co. - 278 cases, 34 deaths, 197 recovered
  • Daviess Co. - 457 cases, 7 deaths, 405 recovered
  • Ohio Co. - 220 cases, 191 recovered
  • Henderson Co. - 182 cases, 4 deaths, 161 recovered
  • Webster Co. - 48 cases, 40 recovered
  • McLean Co. - 28 cases, 1 death, 25 recovered
  • Union Co. - 27 cases, 26 recovered
  • Hancock Co. - 20 cases, 17 recovered

Thursday is the last day for the COVID-19 testing site in Hopkins County.

That’s at the Madisonville-North Hopkins High School. It’s open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Officials say you can register online to make the process faster, but it’s not required.

You can register for testing here.

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