KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,993 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 28 additional deaths on Friday afternoon.
Kentucky is reporting that 394,687 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 6.89% statewide.
As of Friday, 4,401 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
“Overall, our COVID-19 numbers are coming down, which is great news – but we can’t let our guard down when we’re this close to finishing the fight,” Gov. Beshear said.
On Saturday, new guidance will begin in Kentucky for visitation protocols at some long-term care facilities.
The state announced indoor visitation can resume, but only for non-Medicare-certified facilities that have gone through the vaccination process.
These facilities include assisted living, personal care homes, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and independent living facilities.
Click here for more detailed guidance on indoor visitation regulations.
On Friday, the Green River District Health Department reported 54 new COVID-19 cases.
Of those new cases, 35 are in Daviess County, five are in both McLean and Ohio counties, four are in Hancock County, three are in Henderson County and there are two new cases in Union County.
Green River health officials say they have had 19,665 total positive cases since the coronavirus pandemic began. Out of those cases, officials say 16,867 residents of the seven-county region have recovered.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported five new COVID-19 cases and one additional death on Thursday.
This brings the countywide number to 2,701 total cases and 52 deaths. Out of these reported cases, 2,578 residents have fully recovered.
Muhlenberg County now has 71 active cases.
The Hopkins County Health Department’s coronavirus dashboard shows 15 new cases and no new deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, they have seen 3,782 total cases. Of those cases, 3,287 people have recovered.
Hopkins County currently has 368 active cases in the community.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 9,269 cases, 149 deaths, 7,962 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 2,701 cases, 52 deaths, 2,578 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 3,782 cases, 127 deaths, 3,287 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 2,305 cases, 47 deaths, 1,997 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 4,178 cases, 57 deaths, 3,510 recovered
- Webster Co. - 1,134 cases, 17 deaths, 963 recovered
- McLean Co. - 813 cases, 26 deaths, 717 recovered
- Union Co. - 1,202 cases, 13 deaths, 1,071 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 764 cases, 15 deaths, 647 recovered