KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Friday, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 78,456 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 1,059 of which were newly reported Friday.
114 of the newly reported cases were from children up to age 18, of which 23 were children 5 and under. The youngest was only 2 months old.
“These are just far too many cases. We have to do better. Folks, we really need you to wear your mask,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’ve talked a lot about enforcement this week, but the best enforcement is you, making sure that you and your family are wearing them every time you go out. If everybody takes on that enforcement, we will stop this third escalation.”
Gov. Beshear reported eight new deaths Friday, raising the total to 1,242 Kentuckians lost to the virus.
The deaths reported Friday include a 90-year-old woman from Boyd County; a 73-year-old woman from Daviess County; a 76-year-old man from Harrison County; two women, ages 70 and 74, from Henderson County; an 87-year-old man from Jefferson County; a 48-year-old woman from Logan County; and a 54-year-old woman from McCracken County.
“We continue to see higher months of cases and higher months of deaths,” said Gov. Beshear. “We need your help. Be a good part of Team Kentucky.”
As of Friday, there have been at least 1,632,824 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate was 4.32%, and at least 13,417 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.
The Green River District Health Department is reporting six more COVID-19 deaths and 75 additional cases Friday.
Of those new cases, 23 were in Daviess County, another 23 were in Henderson County, 17 in Webster County, six in Union County, four in Ohio County, and two new cases in McLean County.
Officials say three of the COVID-19 related deaths were Daviess County residents and the other three were from Henderson County.
Green River health officials say they have now had a total of 3,973 confirmed cases in the district. They say 3,114 people have recovered from the virus.
The Hopkins County Health Department website is showing 12 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus. They have now had 793 cases and 599 recoveries.
Hopkins County currently has 156 active cases.
Muhlenberg County reported seven new cases on Friday.
Here are the numbers in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 1,622 cases, 22 deaths, 1,335 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 860 cases, 12 deaths, 778 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 781 cases, 38 deaths, 528 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 522 cases, 9 death, 445 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 1,001 cases, 14 deaths, 705 recovered
- Webster Co. - 234 cases, 3 death, 154 recovered
- McLean Co. - 102 cases, 1 death, 80 recovered
- Union Co. - 401 cases, 3 death, 323 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 91 cases, 72 recovered