KENTUCKY (WFIE) - During the state’s coronavirus update, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 884 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Thursday afternoon.
According to Beshear, the state is currently on track to have the single largest week of COVID-19 cases so far.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 77,455 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.1% statewide.
Out of these reported cases, 13,113 people have recovered from the virus.
The Governor says 108 new cases were from children ages 18 and younger.
As of Thursday, 1,229 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full Thursday press conference in the video below:
The Green River District Health Department is reporting 82 additional COVID-19 cases Thursday.
Of those new cases, 27 are in Henderson County, 26 are in Daviess County, 12 are in Ohio County, eight are in Union County, there are four new cases in both Webster and McLean counties, and one new case in Hancock County.
Green River health officials say there have had a total of 3,898 confirmed cases throughout the district. They say 3,053 people have recovered from the virus.
The Hopkins County Health Department website is showing 22 new coronavirus cases. They have now had a total of 781 confirmed cases and 528 recoveries.
Hopkins County currently has 215 active cases.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported nine additional COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
This brings the countywide number to 853 cases. Out of these reported cases, 778 residents have fully recovered.
On Friday morning, Daviess County went red on the State of Kentucky’s coronavirus dashboard.
This all comes as Owensboro Public Schools make the transition to in-person learning on Monday.
We know that officials met Tuesday to discuss what they’d do if they county went red. Owensboro Catholic Schools and Daviess County Schools said they’d evaluate the situation as well.
We’ll be checking in with them all Friday morning.
The state’s COVID dashboard also shows Henderson, Union, Webster and Hopkins County in the red. The Hopkins County Schools dashboard shows 13 active cases.
Hancock County is still in the orange, but the superintendent for Hancock County Schools, Kyle Estes tweeted overnight that classes are still going to meet Monday no matter what color the county is at that time.
Here are the numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 1,599 cases, 19 deaths, 1,307 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 853 cases, 12 deaths, 778 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 781 cases, 38 deaths, 528 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 518 cases, 9 death, 443 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 978 cases, 11 deaths, 685 recovered
- Webster Co. - 217 cases, 3 death, 152 recovered
- McLean Co. - 100 cases, 1 death, 80 recovered
- Union Co. - 395 cases, 3 death, 316 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 91 cases, 70 recovered