KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians to stay safe over the Labor Day Weekend.
“I know this is a big weekend: Derby weekend, even though it’s September, and Labor Day weekend,” said Gov. Beshear. “Traditionally, we’d get together with a lot of people over this weekend. This year, I need you to do it a little differently. Just this one time, probably in your entire life, please keep your gatherings small, 10 people or fewer.”
Friday afternoon Kentucky reported at least 51,677 cases, 809 of which were new.
98 of the new cases were from children age 18 and younger, of which eight were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 2-month-old baby from Jefferson County.
Gov. Beshear reported 11 new deaths Friday, raising the total to 987 Kentuckians lost to the virus.
He also extended the commonwealth’s mandate for face coverings in some situations for another 30 days, citing the mandate’s success in slowing the spread of COVID-19. To read the new executive order, click here.
Gov. Beshear also signed an executive order that extends previous orders allowing pharmacists to dispense 30-day refills. The current executive order is set to expire Sunday at midnight, the new order will be effective for 30 days beginning September 6.
The Green River District Health Department is reporting 48 new COVID-19 cases.
Of those new cases, there are 15 in both Daviess and Union counties, there are eight in Henderson County, four in McLean County, three in Webster County, two in Ohio County, and one new case in Hancock County.
Green River health officials say they have had a total of 2,362 confirmed positive cases in the district. They say 1,908 people have recovered from the virus.
The Hopkins County Health Department website is showing no new cases Friday. They have had a total of 516 confirmed cases and 412 recoveries.
The currently have 69 active cases in the county.
Here are the numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 1,044 cases, 13 deaths, 884 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 664 cases, 11 deaths, 635 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 516 cases, 35 deaths, 412 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 421 cases, 9 death, 364 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 495 cases, 4 deaths, 380 recovered
- Webster Co. - 128 cases, 1 death, 98 recovered
- McLean Co. - 66 cases, 1 death, 51 recovered
- Union Co. - 148 cases, 1 death, 77 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 58 cases, 49 recovered
Here are the number of active cases in Kentucky schools districts in our area:
- Owensboro Catholic Diocese - 6 active cases
- 1 active student case
- 5 active staff cases
- Daviess Co. Schools - 2 active staff cases
- Webster County Schools - 1 active staff case
- Owensboro Independent School District - 2 active student cases
- Union County Schools - 2 active cases
- 1 active student case
- 1 active staff case