Ky. reports 637 more coronavirus cases

Green River District reports 22 new coronavirus cases

Ky. reports 637 more coronavirus cases
(Source: WFIE)

KENTUCKY (WFIE) -The Green River District Health Department reported 22 new coronavirus cases on Saturday.

Health officials say 15 new cases are in Daviess County, three in Webster County and two in both Henderson County and Ohio County.

Of the 20,696 reported COVID-19 cases in the district, 18,552 people have recovered.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear reported 637 more coronavirus cases and 15 new deaths. The total number of deaths in Kentucky now sits at 6,023.

Kentuckians ages 40 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Monday.

Those 16 and older can sign up to be on the vaccine waitlist at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

Hospital officials say they’re still going to prioritize those in Phase 1A through 1C and those 50 and older. However, officials say if they see open appointment slots, they’ll start making appointments for those on the waitlist.

Officials encourage everyone to sign up through their website.

Ohio County Healthcare is now scheduling vaccinations for anyone 18 and older. Officials say priority scheduling will be given to those in phases 1A, 1B and 1C.

You can schedule appointments online or by calling 270-215-9082. Officials say they have appointment slots open as early as Friday of this week.

Deaconess Union County Hospital is also holding a COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic for anyone 18 and older on Saturday, March 27. The clinic will last from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Health officials say doses will be available while supplies last.

[You can find more statistics and a school case dashboard on the Kentucky Coronavirus Website]

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

  • Daviess Co. - 9,871 cases, 175 deaths, 8,906 recovered
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 2,833 cases, 56 deaths, 2,752 recovered
  • Hopkins Co. - 4,026 cases, 129 deaths, 3,754 recovered
  • Ohio Co. - 2,431 cases, 53 deaths, 2,198 recovered
  • Henderson Co. - 4,354 cases, 71 deaths, 3,810 recovered
  • Webster Co. - 1,165 cases, 19 deaths, 1,021 recovered
  • McLean Co. - 837 cases, 28 deaths, 764 recovered
  • Union Co. - 1,238 cases, 15 deaths, 1,134 recovered
  • Hancock Co. - 800 cases, 16 deaths, 719 recovered

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