KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 3,614 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 25 additional deaths on Friday afternoon.
Kentucky is reporting that 194,193 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 9.93% statewide.
As of Friday, 2,039 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
The governor encouraged Kentuckians to stay strong in the fight against COVID-19, as the state is just days away from beginning to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
“These vaccines are right around the corner. Within the next 10 days or so we might be giving out the first vaccines,” Beshear said. “That means every loss of life and every extra infection that happens between now and then is entirely avoidable. So let’s fight harder than we ever have and do our part as Team Kentucky.”
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full update in the video below:
On Friday, the Green River District Health Department reported 198 additional COVID-19 cases.
Of those new cases, 119 are in Daviess County, 30 are in Ohio County, 27 are in Henderson County, nine are in Webster County, seven are in McLean County, four are in Hancock County, and there are two new cases in Union County.
Green River health officials say they have had a total of 9,144 confirmed positive cases. They of those positive cases 6,952 residents have recovered from the virus.
The Hopkins County Health Department’s coronavirus dashboard is showing 25 new cases Friday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, they have had 2,014 confirmed cases with 1,282 recoveries.
Hopkins County currently has 671 active cases.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported 10 additional COVID-19 cases on Friday.
This brings the countywide number to 1,503 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 1,340 residents have fully recovered.
Muhlenberg County now has 142 active cases.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 3,799 cases, 53 deaths, 2,814 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 1,503 cases, 21 deaths, 1,340 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 2,014 cases, 61 deaths, 1,282 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 1,142 cases, 17 deaths, 797 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 2,179 cases, 41 deaths, 1,659 recovered
- Webster Co. - 572 cases, 7 deaths, 456 recovered
- McLean Co. - 410 cases, 20 deaths, 320 recovered
- Union Co. - 730 cases, 9 deaths, 638 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 312 cases, 11 deaths, 241 recovered