Ky. surpasses 4,700 total COVID-19 deaths

2 more COVID deaths & 37 new cases reported in Green River District

Ky. surpasses 4,700 total COVID-19 deaths
(Source: WFIE)

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,175 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 33 additional deaths on Wednesday afternoon.

Kentucky is reporting that 407,373 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.6% statewide.

As of Wednesday, 4,704 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.

Beshear announced over 731,000 Kentuckians have now had at least the first dose of one of the COVID-19 vaccines.

“These numbers continue a good trend that we see on declining case numbers. Even better, our positivity rate is now 4.60% as it continues to decline,” Gov. Beshear said. “But let’s remember as we work toward defeating this virus, we can’t quit. Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced he now believes there will be sufficient supply for every adult in America to get vaccinated by the end of May. That’s really good news and moves up the timeline.”

You can watch Beshear’s full update in the video below:

On Wednesday, the Green River District Health Department reported two more COVID-19 related deaths and 37 additional cases.

Of those new cases, 22 are in Daviess County, seven are in Henderson County, five are in Ohio County, two are in McLean County and there’s one new case in Union County.

Green River health officials say those who died were a resident of Daviess County and a resident of Henderson County.

The district has recorded a total of 20,105 cases since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Out of those cases, officials say 17,977 residents of the seven-county region have recovered.

The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

This brings the countywide number to 2,764 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 2,639 residents have fully recovered.

Muhlenberg County now has 71 active cases.

Leaders from Hopkins County held a coronavirus update Wednesday morning.

You can watch that here.

During that update, health officials said they will only be updating their coronavirus dashboard on Mondays from now on to focus on vaccinations.

They also reported they are now in the Orange.

Hopkins County currently has 201 active cases.

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

  • Daviess Co. - 9,550 cases, 159 deaths, 8,585 recovered
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 2,764 cases, 54 deaths, 2,639 recovered
  • Hopkins Co. - 3,865 cases, 127 deaths, 3,537 recovered
  • Ohio Co. - 2,363 cases, 48 deaths, 2,111 recovered
  • Henderson Co. - 4,241 cases, 60 deaths, 3,712 recovered
  • Webster Co. - 1,142 cases, 17 deaths, 1,011 recovered
  • McLean Co. - 823 cases, 26 deaths, 751 recovered
  • Union Co. - 1,216 cases, 13 deaths, 1,113 recovered
  • Hancock Co. - 770 cases, 15 deaths, 694 recovered

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