KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 973 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths on Saturday afternoon.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 66,036 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.42% statewide.
Out of these reported cases, 11,750 people have recovered from the virus.
The Governor says 132 new cases were from children ages 18 and younger. The youngest child is two months old.
As of Saturday, 1,154. residents have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
“Folks, right now we are on pace to have the single highest week in terms of positive cases that we’ve ever had,” Gov. Beshear said. “We simply have to do better. Please wear a mask. Sadly, sometimes I’m seeing less of these out there than more. This will save lives.”
Click here to watch Gov. Beshear’s full video update.
The Green River District Health Department reports 51 additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday.
Of those new cases, 25 are in Henderson County, 12 in Daviess County, eight in Union County, two in Webster and Ohio Counties, and one in McLean County.
The district reports 2,632 people have recovered from COVID-19.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported five new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.
This brings the countywide number to 793 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 727 residents have fully recovered.
The Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing at the Beechmont Community Center on Monday, as well as at the Nelson Creek 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. - 1,337 cases, 16 deaths, 1,151 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 793 cases, 12 deaths, 727 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 614 cases, 38 deaths, 488 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 465 cases, 9 death, 421 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 715 cases, 4 deaths, 577 recovered
- Webster Co. - 160 cases, 3 death, 133 recovered
- McLean Co. - 80 cases, 1 death, 71 recovered
- Union Co. - 320 cases, 3 death, 216 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 72 cases, 63 recovered