KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,002 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths on Saturday afternoon.
“Today’s report shows that when we let our guard down, this virus truly spreads," Gov. Beshear said. “This is everywhere and we must keep our guard up.”
Kentucky is currently reporting that 61,106 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 3.82% statewide.
Out of these reported cases, 11,237 people have recovered from the virus.
The Governor says 145 new cases were from children ages 18 and younger, including 29 children ages 5 and under. The youngest child is five months old.
As of Saturday, 1,108 residents have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
“Remember, high number of cases lead to a higher number of deaths several weeks down the line,” the Governor said. “Now that our kids are going to be going back to school in many places in some form or fashion, now that we have more sports, let’s make sure that we cut our contacts, wear our masks and socially distance. Let’s do better – everyone around us is depending on it.”
Click here to watch Gov. Beshear’s full Saturday update.
The Green River District Health Department is reporting 52 new coronavirus cases.
Of those new cases, 23 in Union County, 14 are in Daviess County, 11 in Henderson County, two in Webster County and one in McLean and Ohio Counties.
Health officials say the district-wide total of recovered cases is at 2,390.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported five new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. This brings the countywide number to 754 total cases.
The 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. - 1,228 cases, 13 deaths, 1,052 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 754 cases, 12 deaths, 689 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 579 cases, 38 deaths, 473 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 453 cases, 9 death, 410 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 627 cases, 4 deaths, 507 recovered
- Webster Co. - 147 cases, 3 death, 126 recovered
- McLean Co. - 76 cases, 1 death, 66 recovered
- Union Co. - 276 cases, 2 death, 170 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 64 cases, 59 recovered