KENTUCKY (WFIE) - During the state’s coronavirus update, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 426 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths on Friday afternoon.
Gov. Beshear says this is the state’s second highest number of confirmed cases in a single day since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 18,670 people across the commonwealth have tested positive for COVID-19.
As of Friday, 620 state residents have died from complications with COVID-19.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full Friday press conference in the video below:
The Muhlenberg County Health Department confirmed nine additional COVID-19 cases on Friday.
This brings the countywide number to 558 total cases. Out of these people who tested positive, 509 residents have full recovered from the virus.
The Green River District Health Department is reporting 33 new COVID-19 cases.
Of those new cases, 13 are in Daviess County, two are in Hancock County, eight are in Henderson County, one is in McLean County, eight are in Ohio County and one is in Union County.
Green River health officials say they’ve had a total of 1,051 confirmed cases in the district. They say 880 of those have recovered.
Hopkins County Health Department is showing seven new COVID-19 cases. They’ve now had a total of 292 cases with 208 recoveries.
Here are the current numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Muhlenberg Co. - 558 cases, 8 deaths
- Daviess Co. - 484 cases, 7 deaths, 414 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 292 cases, 34 deaths, 208 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 232 cases, 195 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 202 cases, 4 deaths, 161 recovered
- Webster Co. - 52 cases, 40 recovered
- McLean Co. - 29 cases, 1 death, 25 recovered
- Union Co. - 28 cases, 26 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 24 cases, 18 recovered
During his coronavirus update, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that residents across the state will be required to wear face masks while at public spaces in order to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Beshear signed an executive order that implements a mask mandate throughout the commonwealth. He says the order will go into effect on Friday at 5 p.m.
This announcement comes as Kentucky COVID-19 cases are on the rise.
Beshear is expected to have an additional briefing later today. That is set for 3 p.m. local time.