Gov. Beshear reports 27 more COVID-19 deaths

4 new COVID deaths, 90 additional cases reported in Green River District

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KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear held a coronavirus and weather briefing at 3 p.m.

Governor Beshear reports 1,255 new coronavirus cases and 27 more deaths.

The positivity rate sits at 6.58%.

As of Tuesday, there have been a total of 555,950 total first doses allocated to Kentucky and 538,298 Kentuckians have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

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On Tuesday, the Green River District Health Department reported four new COVID-19 related deaths and 90 additional cases.

Of those new cases, 50 are in Daviess County, 15 are in Henderson County, 11 are in Ohio County, six are in Webster County, four are in Hancock County, three are in McLean County and there’s one new case in Union County.

Green River health officials say those new deaths included three residents of Daviess County and one resident of Ohio County.

The district has seen a total of 19,523 cases in the seven-county region since the pandemic began. Out of those recorded, officials say 16,438 community members have recovered.

As vaccine quantities and available appointment times allow, health officials say people in Phase 1C, with an emphasis on those aged 60 and older, may also be scheduled to ensure vaccination sites are administering 90% or more of all vaccine doses within seven days of arrival.

“The vaccine will save lives. It is important for us to get as many people vaccinated as soon as we can,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “As we move into the next phase of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for us to continue to practice the three “W’s: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance to protect yourself and those around you. This is crucial when interacting with anyone outside of your household, including friends, extended family, coworkers, and in public settings. Do not host or attend gatherings of any kind. Leaders of organizations like churches, team coaches, and workplace supervisors are encouraged to lead by example and make wise decisions to protect those for whom you are responsible.”

Hopkins County Health Department didn’t release its new numbers Tuesday because they are closed due to inclement weather.

The last time they updated their coronavirus dashboard was on February 12.

Muhlenberg County Health Department is reporting four new coronavirus cases. They say there are currently 78 active cases.

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

  • Daviess Co. - 9,181 cases, 149 deaths, 7,748 recovered
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 2,677 cases, 50 deaths, 2,532 recovered
  • Hopkins Co. - 3,740 cases, 127 deaths, 3,042 recovered
  • Ohio Co. - 2,291 cases, 47 deaths, 1,948 recovered
  • Henderson Co. - 4,165 cases, 57 deaths, 3,414 recovered
  • Webster Co. - 1,129 cases, 17 deaths, 940 recovered
  • McLean Co. - 806 cases, 26 deaths, 704 recovered
  • Union Co. - 1,194 cases, 12 deaths, 1,055 recovered
  • Hancock Co. - 757 cases, 15 deaths, 629 recovered

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