KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 572 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths on Saturday afternoon.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 30,723 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.22%.
Out of these reported cases, 8,135 state residents have fully recovered from the virus.
The Governor says 11 new cases were from children ages three and younger.
As of Saturday, 740 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full Saturday update in the video below:
The Muhlenberg County Health Department confirmed Saturday that another county resident has died due to COVID-19.
This is now the 10th person throughout the county to pass away from coronavirus-related symptoms.
The Green River District reported 16 new positive COVID-19 cases on Saturday.
Of those new cases, eight are in Daviess County, four in Union County, two in Henderson County, one in Hancock County and Ohio County.
The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is at 1,568.
Health officials say the district-wide total of recovered cases is now at 1,287 (82% of cases).
Here are the numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 696 cases, 7 deaths, 576 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 614 cases, 10 deaths, 571 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 388 cases, 34 deaths, 303 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 349 cases, 6 death, 296 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 307 cases, 4 deaths, 242 recovered
- Webster Co. - 79 cases, 1 death, 64 recovered
- McLean Co. - 41 cases, 1 death, 36 recovered
- Union Co. - 55 cases, 40 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 41 cases, 33 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.