KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 801 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths on Saturday afternoon.
One of these deaths included a 73-year-old woman from Muhlenberg County.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 34,578 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 6.02%.
Out of these reported cases, 8,647 state residents have fully recovered from the virus.
The Governor says 29 new cases were from children ages five and younger.
As of Saturday, 772 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s entire Saturday update in the video below:
The Green River District Health Department is reporting 32 new COVID-19 cases.
Of those cases, 20 are in Daviess County, two in Hancock County, three in Henderson County, Ohio County and Union County, as well as one in Webster County.
This brings the total number of cases in the district to 1,693. The district-wide total of recovered cases is now at 1,462 (86% of cases).
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported seven additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday. Health officials also confirmed that another county resident has died from coronavirus-related symptons.
This brings the countywide number to 626 total cases and 11 deaths. Out of these reported cases, 590 people have fully recovered from the virus.
Here are the numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 750 cases, 8 deaths, 657 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 626 cases, 11 deaths, 590 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 407 cases, 34 deaths, 320 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 363 cases, 8 death, 322 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 337 cases, 4 deaths, 280 recovered
- Webster Co. - 91 cases, 1 death, 74 recovered
- McLean Co. - 44 cases, 1 death, 39 recovered
- Union Co. - 62 cases, 50 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 46 cases, 40 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.