KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is giving a coronavirus update at 3 p.m.
The Governor announces that the Commonwealth has 16 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total death count over 1,000. He says there are 667 new cases, bringing the total case count to 53,977.
Gov. Beshear orders all flags to be at half-staffed for the next week due to hitting 1,000 COVID-19 related deaths.
“I am ordering that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff for one week beginning tomorrow,” said Gov. Beshear. “Families across Kentucky are hurting as a result of the tragic losses brought by this pandemic. We are lighting our homes and businesses green and ringing our bells daily for these victims, but this is one more way we can show our support for these members of our community as they mourn their loved ones.”
According to the White House report, Henderson County is in the red zone.
You can watch it live below.
The Green River District Health Department is reporting 35 new coronavirus cases.
Of those new cases, 11 are in Henderson County, 10 are in Union County, seven are in Ohio County, five are in Daviess County, and there is one new case on both Hancock and Webster counties.
Green River health officials say now have 2,480 confirmed positive cases in the district. They say 2,115 people have recovered.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department is reporting six new coronavirus cases. This brings the total in the county to 708.
During their weekly update, Hopkins County leaders announced four new COVID-19 cases. They have now had a total of 537 confirmed cases with 431 recoveries.
They currently have 71 active cases in the county.
You can watch Hopkins County’s weekly update in the post below.
Here are the numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 1,072 cases, 13 deaths, 965 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 708 cases, 11 deaths, 641 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 537 cases, 35 deaths, 431 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 433 cases, 9 death, 390 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 535 cases, 4 deaths, 435 recovered
- Webster Co. - 131 cases, 2 death, 110 recovered
- McLean Co. - 66 cases, 1 death, 57 recovered
- Union Co. - 182 cases, 1 death, 105 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 61 cases, 53 recovered