KY reaches grim milestone, 1,300 total deaths from COVID-19

Hopkins Co. reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths; Green River District sees 84 new cases

KY reaches grim milestone, 1,300 total deaths from COVID-19
(Source: WFIE)

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - During the state’s coronavirus update, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,319 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths on Friday afternoon.

Kentucky is currently reporting that 85,506 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.70% statewide.

Out of these reported cases, 17,018 people have recovered from the virus.

The Governor says 189 new cases were from children ages 18 and younger. The youngest child was just seven days old.

As of Friday, 1,300 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.

You can watch Gov. Beshear’s entire Friday update in the video below:

On Friday, The Hopkins County Health Department reported two new COVID-19 related deaths and 19 new cases. They have had a total of 905 cases and 651 recoveries.

Hopkins County Currently has 213 active cases.

The Green River District Health Department reported 84 additional cases of COVID-19.

Of those new cases, 32 are in Henderson County, 23 are in Daviess County, 11 are in Union County, nine are in Webster County, six are in McLean County, and three are in Ohio County.

Green River health officials say they have had 4,400 total confirmed positive cases throughout the district. They say 3,539 people have recovered from the virus.

The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported nine additional COVID-19 cases on Friday.

This brings the countywide number to 926 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 838 residents have fully recovered.

The Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing at the Dunmor Fire Department on Monday, as well as at the Midland Community Center on Wednesday. To schedule an appointment, contact health officials by calling 270-754-3200.

Right now, seven of our nine western Kentucky counties are in the “red” category, which means more than 25 per 100,000 are COVID-19 positive.

[You can find more statistics and a school case dashboard on the Kentucky Coronavirus Website]

Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:

  • Daviess Co. - 1,729 cases, 24 deaths, 1,500 recovered
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 926 cases, 12 deaths, 838 recovered
  • Hopkins Co. - 905 cases, 41 deaths, 651 recovered
  • Ohio Co. - 563 cases, 9 death, 474 recovered
  • Henderson Co. - 1,157 cases, 22 deaths, 811 recovered
  • Webster Co. - 267 cases, 5 death, 201 recovered
  • McLean Co. - 125 cases, 2 death, 95 recovered
  • Union Co. - 456 cases, 6 death, 368 recovered
  • Hancock Co. - 103 cases, 1 death, 82 recovered

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