KY reaches grim milestone, eclipses 700 total COVID-19 deaths

Muhlenberg Co. reports 2 new coronavirus cases

KY reaches grim milestone, eclipses 700 total COVID-19 deaths

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - During the state’s coronavirus update on Sunday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 316 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths, which included a 76-year-old man from Ohio County.

According to a press release from the Governor’s Communications Office, eight new cases were from children ages 5 and younger.

Kentucky is currently reporting that 27,079 residents across the commonwealth have tested positive for COVID-19.

As of Sunday, 700 state residents have died from complications with COVID-19.

Previously, the Governor said he plans to announce further action aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus on Monday.

On Saturday, Kentucky reported its second-highest daily total of COVID-19 cases with 836 more people testing positive for the virus.

You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full Sunday update in the video below:

The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported two additional COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

This brings the countywide number to 607 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 563 people have fully recovered from the virus.

Here are the current numbers in our area of Kentucky reported Saturday:

  • Daviess Co. - 624 cases, 7 deaths, 512 recovered
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 607 cases, 9 deaths, 563 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.

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