KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear released a COVID-19 update through his official Facebook page on Sunday.
Gov. Beshear says there are 675 new coronavirus cases and 12 more deaths in the commonwealth.
The positivity rate currently sits at 5.02% statewide.
“I can report to you today that we’ve had our seventh consecutive week of declining cases,” Gov. Beshear said. “This is good news and the direction we want to go in.”
You can watch his full update in the video below:
Beginning Monday, vaccinations will start for people who qualify under Phase 1C in Kentucky. This group includes people ages 60 and older, residents over 16 years old with high-risk conditions and all essential workers.
To find out who falls under the consideration of being an essential worker, click here to read the full list of requirements.
It’s the largest group yet, covering more than 1.3 million Kentuckians.
Some county health departments and other clinics may not start 1C on Monday, but there will be plans in place to get to that point.
As of Sunday, the governor says more than 91,000 residents across the commonwealth have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“While we are not through our vaccination week that starts on Tuesday, we’ve already vaccinated more individuals with a couple days to go of this vaccination week than ever before,” Gov. Beshear said.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department is reporting two new coronavirus cases. They say there are 72 active cases in the county.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 9,489 cases, 156 deaths, 8,471 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 2,746 cases, 54 deaths, 2,611 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 3,836 cases, 127 deaths, 3,511 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 2,341 cases, 48 deaths, 2,089 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 4,227 cases, 59 deaths, 3,691 recovered
- Webster Co. - 1,142 cases, 17 deaths, 1,004 recovered
- McLean Co. - 821 cases, 26 deaths, 745 recovered
- Union Co. - 1,214 cases, 13 deaths, 1,107 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 768 cases, 15 deaths, 689 recovered