KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear gave a COVID-19 update at 3 p.m.
Gov. Beshear reports 331 new cases and ten more deaths.
The positivity rate sits at 4.06%.
Gov. Beshear announced 834,130 Kentuckians – 25% of Kentucky adults – have now received at least one dose of one of three highly effective COVID-19 vaccines.
“This is the exact type of trajectory we want to see as we are vaccinating people,” said Gov. Beshear. “This is in many ways a race against time against the variants. If we can continue that downward trajectory while increasing the number of people vaccinated, we can hopefully get to the end of this thing sooner rather than later. The President has made a promise that all adults who want to be vaccinated will be able to get their first shot by at least the end of May.”
Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, updated Kentuckians on new guidance for fully vaccinated individuals from the CDC.
“For adults who are fully vaccinated, the CDC is now saying those individuals within their own homes can gather in small groups with other fully vaccinated adults,” said Dr. Stack. “If vaccinated and unvaccinated people are mixed together in a gathering, generally you should still practice social distancing and wear your masks.
“The other guidance – and this is really important – when you are out in public settings, whether you are vaccinated or not, please wear your masks, social distance, wash your hands and continue to do those behaviors until we get everybody vaccinated, particularly the most vulnerable in society. There has also been no relaxation of the travel guidance by the CDC yet in relation to vaccination status. The new guidance released today is great news overall, but we still have to be careful.”
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On Monday, the Green River District Health Department is reporting 34 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths.
Of those new cases, 19 are in Daviess County, eight are in Henderson County, three are in Ohio County, two are in Union County, and there’s one new case in both McLean and Webster counties.
Green River health officials say they saw five COVID-19 related deaths over the past week.
The district has recorded 20,201 total cases since the coronavirus pandemic started. Out of those cases, officials say 18,121 residents of the seven-county region have recovered.
The Hopkins County Health Department is reporting 30 new cases and no new deaths since last Monday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, they have seen 3,885 confirmed cases. Of those residents who tested positive, 3,651 of them have recovered.
Hopkins County currently has 107 active cases in the community.
Muhlenberg County reports one new death and one new coronavirus case.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 9,601 cases, 160 deaths, 8,666 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 2,787 cases, 55 deaths, 2,651 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 3,885 cases, 127 deaths, 3,651 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 2,382 cases, 48 deaths, 2,130 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 4,253 cases, 60 deaths, 3,739 recovered
- Webster Co. - 1,145 cases, 17 deaths, 1,013 recovered
- McLean Co. - 825 cases, 26 deaths, 755 recovered
- Union Co. - 1,222 cases, 13 deaths, 1,120 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 773 cases, 15 deaths, 698 recovered