KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 3,825 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional deaths on Friday afternoon.
The governor confirmed that Friday’s COVID-19 report broke the state’s record for the highest ever number of new daily cases.
“This is exponential growth. It is shattering records over and over until we stop it. That’s why we are taking action – we have to,” Gov. Beshear said. “We’ve got more than 10,000 students quarantined right now just based on the last two weeks alone. We’ve got to do so much better.
Kentucky is currently reporting that 152,206 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 9.15% statewide.
As of Friday, 1,762 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full update in the video below:
The Green River District Health Department reported 137 additional COVID-19 cases on Friday.
Of those new cases, 92 are in Daviess County, 14 are in Ohio County, 12 are in Henderson County, seven are in Hancock County, there are five new cases in both McLean and Union counties, and two new cases in Webster County.
Green River health officials say they have had a total of 7,286 positive cases in the district. They say 5,700 people have recovered from the virus.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported 21 additional COVID-19 cases on Friday.
This brings the countywide number to 1,289 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 1,102 residents have fully recovered.
Muhlenberg County now has 168 active cases.
The Hopkins County Health Department’s coronavirus dashboard is showing 29 new cases Friday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, they have had a total of 1,621 confirmed cases and 1,065 recoveries.
Hopkins County currently has 510 active cases.
On Wednesday, Governor Andy Beshear announced new COVID-19 restrictions that will start on Friday and will last until December 13.
You can view the full executive order here.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 2,903 cases, 41 deaths, 2,279 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 1,244 cases, 19 deaths, 1,017 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 1,621 cases, 46 deaths, 1,065 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 840 cases, 14 deaths, 679 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 1,795 cases, 37 deaths, 1,423 recovered
- Webster Co. - 487 cases, 6 deaths, 359 recovered
- McLean Co. - 343 cases, 12 deaths, 242 recovered
- Union Co. - 660 cases, 6 deaths, 548 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 258 cases, 10 deaths, 170 recovered