KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear held a coronavirus briefing at 3 p.m.
Monday, Governor Beshear says the state is seeing five consecutive weeks of declining coronavirus cases. If this trend continues, the governor says he may start relaxing some capacity restrictions.
Governor Beshear is reporting 723 new coronavirus cases and nine more deaths.
The positivity rate is not at 6.57%.
He says childcare workers are now bumped into the Phase 1b COVID-19 vaccination category.
The governor gives an update on vaccination sites across the Commonwealth.
You can watch it live below.
On Monday, the Green River District Health Department reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths.
Of those new cases, 19 are in Daviess County, 12 are in Henderson County, six are in Ohio County, two are in Union County and there is one new case in Webster County.
Green River health officials say they have recorded a total of 19,433 cases in the seven-county region since the pandemic began. Out of those cases, officials say 16,256 residents have recovered.
The district saw five COVID-19 related deaths this past week.
The Hopkins County health department didn’t update their coronavirus dashboard Monday due to the Presidents Day holiday.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department is reporting one new positive case. They say there are currently 85 active cases.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 9,131 cases, 146 deaths, 7,641 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 2,677 cases, 50 deaths, 2,532 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 3,740 cases, 127 deaths, 3,042 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 2,280 cases, 46 deaths, 1,937 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 4,150 cases, 57 deaths, 3,386 recovered
- Webster Co. - 1,123 cases, 17 deaths, 923 recovered
- McLean Co. - 803 cases, 26 deaths, 694 recovered
- Union Co. - 1,193 cases, 12 deaths, 1,052 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 753 cases, 15 deaths, 623 recovered