KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 3,408 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 26 additional deaths on Wednesday afternoon.
Kentucky is reporting that 166,139 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 8.88% statewide.
As of Thursday, 1,835 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and usually we get together with about 15 people,” Gov. Beshear said. “This year, we just can’t do that. I’m really disappointed, like all of us are, but protecting my parents, my kids, our neighbors and all of our health care workers has to come first. I’m grateful for all Kentuckians who are sacrificing this year to keep each other safe.”
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full update in the video below:
On Wednesday, the Green River District Health Department reported nine more COVID-19 related deaths and 171 additional cases.
Of those new cases, 92 are in Daviess County, 33 are in Ohio County, 29 are in Henderson County, there are six new cases in both Hancock and McLean counties, three are in Webster County, and two new cases are in Union County.
Green River health officials say three of those reported deaths were residents of Daviess County, another three were residents of Henderson County, two were residents of McLean County, and one was a resident of Ohio County.
The district has seen a total of 7,858 reported COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. Health officials say 6,188 people have recovered from the virus.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported 22 additional COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.
This brings the countywide number to 1,383 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 1,139 residents have fully recovered.
Muhlenberg County now has 203 active cases.
The Hopkins County Health Department’s coronavirus dashboard is showing another death and 42 new cases Wednesday. They have now had a total of 1,755 COVID-19 cases and 1,195 recoveries.
Hopkins County currently has 510 active cases.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 3,164 cases, 48 deaths, 2,500 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 1,383 cases, 19 deaths, 1,139 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 1,713 cases, 49 deaths, 1,103 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 919 cases, 16 deaths, 709 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 1,913 cases, 39 deaths, 1,514 recovered
- Webster Co. - 522 cases, 6 deaths, 407 recovered
- McLean Co. - 370 cases, 17 deaths, 264 recovered
- Union Co. - 687 cases, 6 deaths, 588 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 283 cases, 11 deaths, 206 recovered