KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 638 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths on Saturday afternoon.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 38,930 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.45%.
The Governor says 17 new cases were from children ages five and younger. During his video update, Beshear put an emphasis on the growing number of kids across the state contracting COVID-19.
“Saturday’s COVID report unfortunately suggests this is going to be the highest week of total cases that we’ve ever had, though our positivity rate is going down a little bit,” Gov. Beshear said. “Folks, this thing is real. We are at war with it and we are going to have to be the strong, resilient and also patient Kentuckians that we are to make sure that we prevent loss of life, that we promote health and that we protect our children, that we should never, ever experiment with.”
Out of the state’s reported cases, 9,091 people have fully recovered from the virus.
As of Saturday, 810 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full update in the video below:
The Green River District Health Department is reporting 15 additional positive cases of COVID-19.
Of those cases, six are in Daviess County, four in Henderson County, two in McLean County and three in Ohio County.
The district-wide total of recovered cases is now at 1,559 (85% of cases).
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported two newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one new probable case.
This brings the countywide number to 635 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 598 residents have fully recovered from the virus.
Here are the numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 819 cases, 8 deaths, 701 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 635 cases, 11 deaths, 598 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 423 cases, 35 deaths, 353 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 375 cases, 9 death, 335 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 371 cases, 4 deaths, 300 recovered
- Webster Co. - 93 cases, 1 death, 81 recovered
- McLean Co. - 51 cases, 1 death, 42 recovered
- Union Co. - 70 cases, 57 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 48 cases, 43 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.