KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday there were at least 60,128 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 777 of which were newly reported Friday.
Ninety-seven of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 14 were children ages 5 and under.
The youngest was only 2 months old.
“The choices we make are going to determine how many people we lose going forward,” said Gov. Beshear. “There’s still so much work to do, and Kentucky lives are on the line.”
Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported eight new deaths Friday, raising the total to 1,101 Kentuckians lost to the virus.
The deaths reported Friday include an 85-year-old man from Bell County; a 96-year-old man from Christian County; a 96-year-old man from Fayette County; a 90-year-old woman from Greenup County; a 53-year-old man from Hopkins County; a 73-year-old woman from Laurel County; a 78-year-old woman from Pulaski County; and a 91-year-old woman from Scott County.
As of Friday, there have been at least 1,115,105 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate was 3.60%, and at least 11,168 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.
The Green River District Health Department is reporting 62 new coronavirus cases Friday.
Of those new cases, 24 are in Daviess County, 18 are in Union County, 10 are in Henderson County, four are in McLean County, three are in Ohio County, two are in Webster County, and there’s one new case in Hancock County.
Green River Health officials say they have had a total of 2,819 confirmed cases in the district. They say 2,369 people have recovered from the virus.
Later Friday, they confirmed 30 residents and 19 staff from Morganfield Nursing & Rehab have tested positive. Health officials say two are currently hospitalized.
The Hopkins County Health Department website is showing three new COVID-19 cases. They have had 579 total cases throughout the county and 579 recoveries.
Muhlenberg County reports two new cases Friday.
Muhlenberg County Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing at the Dunmor Fire Department on Monday, as well as at the Midland Community Center on Wednesday. To schedule an appointment, contact health officials by calling 270-754-3200.
Here are the numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 1,214 cases, 13 deaths, 1,046 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 749 cases, 12 deaths, 689 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 579 cases, 38 deaths, 473 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 452 cases, 9 death, 409 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 616 cases, 4 deaths, 498 recovered
- Webster Co. - 145 cases, 3 death, 123 recovered
- McLean Co. - 75 cases, 1 death, 66 recovered
- Union Co. - 253 cases, 2 death, 168 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 64 cases, 59 recovered