KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,002 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths on Saturday afternoon.
“The number of positive cases is increasing at a troubling pace," Gov. Beshear said. “We’ve had multiple week-over-week increases and we are at an all-time high here in Kentucky.”
Kentucky is currently reporting that 79,445 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.16% statewide.
Out of these reported cases, 13,539 people have recovered from the virus.
The Governor says 108 new cases were from children ages 18 and younger.
As of Saturday, 1,249 residents have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
“Don’t fool around with this virus," Gov. Beshear said. “Take steps to protect your health and the health of others: stay at least six feet from other people, wear a mask and wash your hands often.”
The Green River District Health Department updated its numbers on Saturday.
Green River health officials report 98 additional COVID-19 cases and five new deaths.
Health officials report two deaths in Union County, and one in Daviess, Hancock and Henderson County.
Of those cases, 40 are in Henderson County, 26 in Daviess County, 12 in Ohio and Union Counties, six in Webster Counties, and one in Hancock and McLean Counties.
The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is now at 4,071, and the total number of recoveries is at 3,168.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.
This brings the countywide number to 872 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 786 residents have fully recovered.
The Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing at the Bremen Community Center on Monday, as well as at the Graham Fire Department 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. - 1,648 cases, 23 deaths, 1,360 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 872 cases, 12 deaths, 786 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 781 cases, 38 deaths, 528 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 534 cases, 9 death, 447 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 1,041 cases, 15 deaths, 717 recovered
- Webster Co. - 240 cases, 3 death, 157 recovered
- McLean Co. - 103 cases, 1 death, 81 recovered
- Union Co. - 413 cases, 5 death, 334 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 92 cases, 1 death, 72 recovered