KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,295 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12 additional deaths on Saturday afternoon.
This is the third day in a row the entire state of Kentucky has surpassed 1,200 new coronavirus cases.
“This is the fourth highest day of positive COVID-19 cases," Gov. Beshear said. "This is also the highest Saturday that we’ve ever had. Things are not moving in the right direction; they continue to escalate. This virus is our enemy, not each other.”
Kentucky is currently reporting that 86,797 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.62% statewide.
“These cases are all over the place," Gov. Beshear said. "On top of that, all of our other numbers are going the wrong way, too. More Kentuckians hospitalized and in the ICU than ever. We know what it takes to stop these numbers from escalating. People’s lives depend on it.”
Out of these reported cases, 17,155 people have recovered from the virus.
The Governor says 162 new cases were from children ages 18 and younger.
As of Saturday, 1,312 residents have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full Saturday update in the video below:
The Green River District is reporting 54 additional COVID-19 cases and five new COVID-19 related deaths.
Of those cases, 14 are in Daviess County, ten in Henderson County, nine in Ohio and Union Counties, six in McLean County, four in Webster County and two in Hancock County.
Health officials tell us two of those reported deaths are in Daviess County, two in Henderson County and one in McLean County.
The district tells 14 News that 3,583 people have recovered.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.
This brings the countywide number to 937 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 840 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.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 1,743 cases, 26 deaths, 1,511 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 937 cases, 12 deaths, 840 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 905 cases, 41 deaths, 651 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 572 cases, 9 death, 477 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 1,167 cases, 24 deaths, 823 recovered
- Webster Co. - 271 cases, 5 death, 216 recovered
- McLean Co. - 131 cases, 3 death, 97 recovered
- Union Co. - 465 cases, 6 death, 376 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 105 cases, 1 death, 83 recovered