KENTUCKY (WFIE) - During the state’s coronavirus update on Friday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 797 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths.
Gov. Beshear says this is the second highest number of COVID-19 cases reported statewide.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 25,931 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Out of these reported cases, 7,396 people have fully recovered from the virus.
The Governor says 19 new cases were from children ages five and younger.
The positivity rate currently stands at 5.28% - the highest ever reported in Kentucky.
As of Friday, 691 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full Friday press conference in the video below:
The Green River District Health Department is reporting two more COVID-19 deaths and 20 additional cases.
Of those new cases, eight are in Henderson County, six are in Ohio County, four are in Daviess County, and one new case is in both McLean and Webster counties.
Green River health officials say both of those new deaths were residents of Ohio County.
The district now has 1,382 confirmed cases. Officials say 1,101 of those cases are recovered.
The Hopkins County Health Department website is showing five new COVID-19 cases. They have now had a total of 361 confirmed cases with 286 recoveries.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported four additional COVID-19 cases on Friday.
This brings the countywide number to 604 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 556 people have fully recovered from the virus.
Here are the current numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 605 cases, 7 deaths, 500 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 604 cases, 9 deaths, 556 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 361 cases, 34 deaths, 286 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 326 cases, 5 death, 249 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 269 cases, 4 deaths, 206 recovered
- Webster Co. - 71 cases, 1 death, 57 recovered
- McLean Co. - 38 cases, 1 death, 31 recovered
- Union Co. - 40 cases, 29 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 33 cases, 29 recovered