KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear gave a “state of the pandemic” address on Thursday afternoon.
This address comes 24 hours after Kentucky surpassed 1,000 total COVID-19 deaths.
During the state’s coronavirus update, Gov. Beshear announced 805 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths, including a 76-year-old woman from Daviess County.
The Governor says this total is the highest daily number of coronavirus-related deaths so far.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 54,772 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.14% statewide.
Gov. Beshear says 122 new cases were from children ages 18 and younger.
As of Thursday, 1,035 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s address in the video below:
The Hopkins County Health Department website is showing a new COVID-19 death along with seven new cases Thursday.
36 people have now died due to coronavirus in Hopkins County. They have had a total of 544 confirmed positive cases and 431 recoveries. They currently have 77 active cases.
The Green River District Health Department is reporting 31 additional cases.
Of those new cases, 16 are in Daviess County, seven are in Henderson County, six are in Union County, and there is one new case in both McLean and Ohio counties.
Green River health officials say they have had 2,511 total cases in the district. They say 2,136 people have recovered from the virus.
Here are the numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 1,088 cases, 13 deaths, 973 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 708 cases, 11 deaths, 641 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 544 cases, 36 deaths, 431 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 434 cases, 9 death, 392 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 542 cases, 4 deaths, 440 recovered
- Webster Co. - 131 cases, 2 death, 112 recovered
- McLean Co. - 67 cases, 1 death, 57 recovered
- Union Co. - 188 cases, 1 death, 109 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 61 cases, 53 recovered