KENTUCKY (WFIE) - During the state’s coronavirus update on Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 619 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 28,727 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.81%
Out of the cases reported statewide, a7,495 residents have fully recovered from the virus.
The Governor says 17 new cases were from children ages five and younger, including one child from Hopkins County.
As of Wednesday, 724 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full Wednesday press conference in the video below:
Kentucky’s unemployment system had another data breach on Wednesday.
This is the second time the system has been breached in three months. The last breach happened back in April.
In both cases, the person who reported the breach said they could see the personal information of people filing unemployment claims.
State leaders say they are unaware of anyone being financially harmed by the most recent breach so far.
The Green River District Health Department reported 17 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday – 11 in Daviess County, four in Henderson County, one in Ohio County, and one in Webster County.
They also reported one additional death in Ohio County.
The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is 1,500.
Hopkins County leaders say there are two additional cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday.
They encouraged people not to be upset with businesses who are obeying the mask mandate.
Officials say online registration started Wednesday for Hopkins County Schools.
Here are the numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 658 cases, 7 deaths, 547 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 611 cases, 9 deaths, 563 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 376 cases, 34 deaths, 287 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 344 cases, 6 death, 287 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 298 cases, 4 deaths, 230 recovered
- Webster Co. - 76 cases, 1 death, 61 recovered
- McLean Co. - 40 cases, 1 death, 35 recovered
- Union Co. - 48 cases, 37 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 36 cases, 32 recovered
The Green River District 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.