Spike in COVID-19 cases in Webster Co. attributed to long term care facility

Ky sees 2nd highest one day COVID-19 total

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Friday, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 70,727 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 1,039 of which were newly reported Friday. 151 of the newly reported cases were from children age 18 and younger, and 33 were children age 5 and under. The youngest was only 5 days old.

“Folks, today’s news that the President and First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19 along with some of their advisors shows you that anybody can get this,” said Gov. Beshear. “We wish them the best and a speedy recovery, and this is an example of why we all have to be wearing masks. We all have to do our part.”

Gov. Beshear reported six new deaths Friday, raising the total to 1,197 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

The deaths reported Friday include a 68-year-old man from Boyd County; a 69-year-old woman from Fayette County; a 74-year-old man from McCreary County; a 72-year-old man from Menifee County; a 60-year-old man from Oldham County; and a 70-year-old woman from Pulaski County.

The Green River District Health Department is reporting 82 additional COVID-19 cases Friday.

Of those new cases, there are 32 in Webster County, 20 in Daviess County, 12 in Henderson County, seven in Ohio County, six in Union County, four in McLean County, and there’s one new case in Hancock County.

Green River health officials say this is the largest number of confirmed cases in a single day for the district, surpassing the September 30 report of 67 cases.

The district has now had 3,459 confirmed cases. They say 2,804 people have recovered from the virus.

According to the Kentucky Long Term Care Facility Dashboard, Redbanks Colonial Terrace in Webster County has 29 active cases among residents and eight active cases among staff.

Green River Health officials confirm this is where the big jump in Webster County is coming from.

The Hopkins County Health Department website is showing eight new COVID-19 cases. They have now had 670 confirmed cases and 506 recoveries.

Muhlenberg County Health officials report Friday 12 new cases.

There will be free testing Monday at Millport Community Center and at Drakesboro Community Center on Wednesday.

Call 270-754-3200 for an appointment

Here are the numbers in our area of Kentucky:

  • Daviess Co. - 1,437 cases, 16 deaths, 1,216 recovered
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 824 cases, 12 deaths, 739 recovered
  • Hopkins Co. - 670 cases, 38 deaths, 506 recovered
  • Ohio Co. - 487 cases, 9 death, 429 recovered
  • Henderson Co. - 805 cases, 5 deaths, 614 recovered
  • Webster Co. - 202 cases, 3 death, 138 recovered
  • McLean Co. - 90 cases, 1 death, 75 recovered
  • Union Co. - 357 cases, 3 death, 264 recovered
  • Hancock Co. - 81 cases, 68 recovered

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