KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,914 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 49 additional deaths on Wednesday afternoon.
Kentucky is reporting that 383,032 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 7.5% statewide.
As of Wednesday, 4,175 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
“We are still seeing far too many deaths, but this decreased positivity rate is a really hopeful leading indicator,” Gov. Beshear said. “We have come so far in our fight against this virus – now, we need to hang on until we reach the finish line.”
On Wednesday, the Green River District Health Department reported two new COVID-19 related deaths and 122 additional cases.
Of those new cases, 73 are in Daviess County, 15 are in Henderson County, 13 are in Ohio County, eight are in Hancock County, seven are in Union County, and there are three new cases in both McLean and Union Counties.
Green River health officials say the new deaths included a resident of Ohio County and a resident of Union County.
The district has seen a total of 19,133 cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Of those recorded, officials say 15,425 residents of the seven-county region have made recoveries.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported six new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.
This brings the countywide number to 2,660 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 2,494 residents have fully recovered.
Muhlenberg County now has 116 active cases.
Hopkins County is reporting seven new cases and no new deaths Thursday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the county has recorded a total of 3,707. Of those cases, 3,022 residents have recovered.
Hopkins County currently has 561 active cases.
Officials with the Hopkins County Health Department say they’ve gotten their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for those 70 and older.
Right now, they’re working to set up dates and times to distribute them. They will post a link online when appointments become available.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 8,945 cases, 145 deaths, 7,199 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 2,660 cases, 50 deaths, 2,494 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 3,707 cases, 124 deaths, 3,022 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 2,251 cases, 46 deaths, 1,844 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 4,095 cases, 57 deaths, 3,246 recovered
- Webster Co. - 1,112 cases, 16 deaths, 864 recovered
- McLean Co. - 800 cases, 26 deaths, 660 recovered
- Union Co. - 1,188 cases, 12 deaths, 1,021 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 742 cases, 14 deaths, 591 recovered