KENTUCKY (WFIE) - During the state’s coronavirus update on Thursday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 659 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths, including an 81-year-old woman from Ohio County.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 29,386 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.66%.
Out of these reported cases, 7,590 state residents have fully recovered from the virus.
The Governor says 22 new cases were from children ages five and younger.
As of Thursday, 731 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full Thursday press conference in the video below:
The Green River District Health Department is reporting 34 additional COVID-19 cases Thursday.
Of those new cases, 22 are in Daviess County, four are in Ohio County, there are two cases reported in Henderson, Union and Webster counties, and one case reported in both McLean County and Hancock County.
Green River health officials say there have been 1,534 confirmed cases in the district. They say 1,237 people have recovered from the virus.
The Hopkins County Health Department website is showing eight new COVID-19 cases. The county has now had 384 confirmed cases and 292 recoveries.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported one confirmed COVID-19 case and one probable case on Thursday.
This brings the countywide number to 614 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 569 people have fully recovered from the virus.
Here are the numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 680 cases, 7 deaths, 551 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 614 cases, 9 deaths, 569 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 384 cases, 34 deaths, 292 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 348 cases, 6 death, 289 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 300 cases, 4 deaths, 232 recovered
- Webster Co. - 78 cases, 1 death, 61 recovered
- McLean Co. - 41 cases, 1 death, 35 recovered
- Union Co. - 50 cases, 37 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 37 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.