KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 836 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths on Saturday afternoon.
Gov. Beshear says this is the second-highest single-day total of statewide coronavirus cases.
According to a press release from the Governor’s Communications Office, 22 new cases were from children ages 5 and younger.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 26,764 residents across the commonwealth have tested positive for COVID-19. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.41% - the highest rate reported since the earliest months of the pandemic.
Out of these reported cases, 7,421 people have fully recovered from the virus.
As of Saturday, 696 state residents have died from complications with COVID-19.
The Green River District is reporting 38 additional cases.
Out of these cases, 19 are in Daviess County, two in Hancock County, five in Henderson County and Union County, and seven in Ohio County.
Health officials say the total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is now at 1,420.
The district-wide total of recovered cases sits at 1,122 (79% of cases).
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported one new COVID-19 case. This brings the countywide number to 605 total cases.
Here are the current numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 624 cases, 7 deaths, 512 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 605 cases, 9 deaths, 556 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 361 cases, 34 deaths, 286 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 333 cases, 5 death, 253 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 274 cases, 4 deaths, 209 recovered
- Webster Co. - 71 cases, 1 death, 57 recovered
- McLean Co. - 38 cases, 1 death, 31 recovered
- Union Co. - 45 cases, 30 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 35 cases, 30 recovered
The 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.