KENTUCKY (WFIE) - During the state’s coronavirus update, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,447 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 43 additional deaths on Thursday afternoon.
Kentucky is reporting that 401,750 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.67% statewide.
As of Thursday, 4,570 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
Gov. Beshear also disclosed 119 new vaccination locations, which increases the statewide total to 410 sites across the commonwealth.
One of the six new regional sites includes Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. Meanwhile, Walmart vaccine locations are being added in Daviess County and Union County, while federally qualified health centers are opening in McLean County and Webster County.
According to the governor, 646,836 people in Kentucky have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He says this number is approximately 16.7% of the population.
“Vaccinations are going incredibly well in Kentucky,” Gov. Beshear said. “We are giving out doses faster than the federal government provides them. More than 646,000 Kentuckians have received at least the first dose of their shot of hope less than a year after our first confirmed COVID-19 case.”
You can watch the live press conference in the video below:
On Thursday, the Green River District Health Department reported one COVID-19 related death and only 46 additional cases.
Of those new cases, 32 are in Daviess County, eight are in Ohio County, four are in Union County, and there is one new case in both Henderson and McLean counties.
Green River health officials say the new death was a resident of Daviess County.
The district has seen 19,931 total cases since the coronavirus pandemic began. Of those cases, 17,545 residents of the seven-county region have recovered.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
This brings the countywide number to 2,731 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 2,608 residents have fully recovered.
Muhlenberg County now has 69 active cases.
The Hopkins County Health Department’s coronavirus dashboard is showing nine new cases and no new deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, they have recorded 3,828 total cases. Out of those cases, 3,472 residents have recovered.
Hopkins County currently has 229 active cases in the community.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 9,441 cases, 152 deaths, 8,319 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 2,731 cases, 54 deaths, 2,608 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 3,828 cases, 127 deaths, 3,472 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 2,333 cases, 48 deaths, 2,067 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 4,216 cases, 57 deaths, 3,652 recovered
- Webster Co. - 1,141 cases, 17 deaths, 995 recovered
- McLean Co. - 819 cases, 26 deaths, 740 recovered
- Union Co. - 1,214 cases, 13 deaths, 1,090 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 767 cases, 15 deaths, 682 recovered