KY reports 8,739 new COVID-19 cases, 75 deaths over last 3 days

KY reports 8,739 new COVID-19 cases, 75 deaths over last 3 days
Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,470 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths on Saturday afternoon. (Source: WFIE)

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,470 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths on Saturday afternoon.

According to a press release, 8,739 state residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 over the last three days. Meanwhile, 75 coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed during this time span.

Kentucky is reporting that 273,971 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 10.79% statewide.

As of Saturday, 2,698 residents have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.

“Every day we are reminded how fragile the progress we have made in defeating this virus really is,” Gov. Beshear said. “We will wait and watch closely over the coming days and weeks to gauge the impact the holidays may have had on our recent success in slowing new case growth. With more vaccines arriving in 2021, we have a new sense of hope but right now we must all continue to do our part to stop this virus, including wearing a mask and avoiding large in-person gatherings.”

The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

This brings the countywide number to 2,038 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 1,774 residents have fully recovered.

Muhlenberg County now has 226 active cases.

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

  • Daviess Co. - 5,603 cases, 90 deaths, 4,217 recovered
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 2,038 cases, 37 deaths, 1,774 recovered
  • Hopkins Co. - 2,669 cases, 102 deaths, 1,846 recovered
  • Ohio Co. - 1,486 cases, 30 deaths, 1,157 recovered
  • Henderson Co. - 2,876 cases, 48 deaths, 2,147 recovered
  • Webster Co. - 728 cases, 13 deaths, 552 recovered
  • McLean Co. - 533 cases, 22 deaths, 416 recovered
  • Union Co. - 909 cases, 9 deaths, 746 recovered
  • Hancock Co. - 428 cases, 12 deaths, 309 recovered

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