KENTUCKY (WFIE) - During the state’s coronavirus update, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,880 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 36 additional deaths on Thursday afternoon.
Kentucky is reporting that 384,903 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 7.08% statewide.
As of Thursday, 4,211 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
The governor revealed 156 new COVID-19 vaccination sites in Kentucky. This number includes six additional regional sites, such as Deaconess Henderson Hospital and Deaconess Union County Hospital. Click here to learn more about signing for appointments.
Other newly announced vaccine locations include 10 Kroger stores, 15 Walmart stores and 125 pharmacies, like Walgreens and Good Neighbor independent pharmacies.
One of the Walmart sites is stationed in Muhlenberg County. This location will be in Central City. The address is listed as 1725 West Everly Brothers Blvd. Click here to set up Walmart store appointments, starting February 15 at 5 p.m.
Click here to read the full list of new COVID-19 vaccination sites.
On Thursday, Beshear also confirmed the relaunching of the Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund with an additional $264 million to keep Kentuckians safe and housed over the course of the pandemic. This fund is in partnership with the Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Tenants who qualify can apply for rent and utility assistance to cover their past-due and future bills, starting on February 15. Click here to apply.
You can watch Gov. Beshear’s full briefing in the video below:
On Thursday, the Green River District Health Department reported another COVID-19 related death and 64 additional cases.
Of those new cases, 43 are in Daviess County, nine are in Henderson County, six are in Ohio County, three are in Hancock County, two are in Webster County and there’s one new case in McLean County.
Green River health officials say the new death was a resident of Daviess County.
The district has recorded a total of 19,197 cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Of those cases, officials say 15,646 residents of the seven-county region have recovered.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported five new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
This brings the countywide number to 2,665 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 2,508 residents have fully recovered.
Muhlenberg County now has 107 active cases.
Hopkins County didn’t update their COVID-19 dashboard Thursday because their health department was closed.
They say they closed due to the slick road conditions.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 8,988 cases, 146 deaths, 7,318 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 2,665 cases, 50 deaths, 2,508 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 3,707 cases, 124 deaths, 3,022 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 2,257 cases, 46 deaths, 1,864 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 4,104 cases, 57 deaths, 3,287 recovered
- Webster Co. - 1,114 cases, 16 deaths, 877 recovered
- McLean Co. - 801 cases, 26 deaths, 668 recovered
- Union Co. - 1,188 cases, 12 deaths, 1,031 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 745 cases, 14 deaths, 601 recovered