Health officials confirm UK COVID variant in Hopkins Co.

Green River District sees 32 additional cases & no new deaths

Health officials confirm UK COVID variant in Hopkins Co.
(Source: WFIE)

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Governor Beshear is reporting 344 new coronavirus cases and 13 more deaths.

“If you haven’t gotten your COVID-19 vaccine yet, look at our list of where you can get your shot of hope this week, at vaccinemap.ky.gov,” said Gov. Beshear. “If you’ve already been vaccinated, reach out to one friend or family member who is still trying to get signed up and see if you can help them. This is an all-hands-on-deck effort. We are in a race against harmful COVID-19 variants that could threaten the progress we’ve all sacrificed so much to achieve.”

Tuesday, the Green River District Health Department reported 32 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases.

They say 14 were in Daviess County, 10 in Henderson County, four in Webster County, two in Ohio County, and one new case in both McLean and Union counties.

There were no new deaths.

Muhlenberg County officials are reporting one new death and no new cases.

The Hopkins County Health Department reported two new COVID-19 related deaths and 41 new cases over the past week. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the county has reported 4,121 total cases.

The health department says they have a confirmed UK variant B.1.1.7 COVID positive patient in Hopkins County. They say as of now, the vaccines are creating immunity to these variants.

As of April 5, Kentucky COVID-19 vaccination eligibility is expanded to include Phases 1, 2, and 3.

Anyone age 16 or older are eligible for Pfizer, and anyone age 18 and older are eligible for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

Visit healthdepartment.org or call your local county health department to be placed on our scheduling list.

Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Information Kentucky residents can visit vaccine.ky.gov to determine which phase they are in, find a vaccine location, and sign-up for update notifications.

Additional COVID-19 vaccine information can be found at vaccinefinder.org Retail pharmacies and health centers are also providing COVID-19 vaccinations.

Kentucky COVID-19 vaccine dashboard and information: https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-covid-vaccine

Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline: 800-722-5725 can answer general COVID-19 vaccine questions.

Owensboro Health - You can make a new COVID-19 vaccination appointment online at owensborohealth.org/vaccine or by calling central scheduling at 270-685-7100.

Deaconess in Henderson County and Union County – COVID-19 vaccine information can be found at https://www.deaconess.com/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccine

Ohio County Healthcare - To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment visit https://ochcares.com/COVID or call 270-215-9082 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Gov. Andy Beshear and Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry L. Roberts announced Tuesday that in-person unemployment insurance services will open April 15 at more than a dozen regional Kentucky Career Centers, including the one in Owensboro.

KCC staff will be available for in-person assistance by appointment only. At 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Kentuckians can begin scheduling Monday through Friday appointments at kcc.ky.gov.

This will be for appointments on April 15-30.

“When you combine years of painful staffing cuts, an out-of-date system designed to tell people no and the effects of a once-in-100-years pandemic – many Kentuckians have been unable to obtain benefits,” Gov. Beshear said. “In addition to taking many new actions to help Kentuckians in need, we are now making good on our promise to begin putting unemployment specialists back into the local career centers.”

Officials ask anyone attending an appointment to wear a mask and bring a photo ID.

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

  • Daviess Co. - 9,981 cases, 173 deaths, 9,047 recovered
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 2,849 cases, 57 deaths, 2,772 recovered
  • Hopkins Co. - 4,121 cases, 133 deaths, 3,775 recovered
  • Ohio Co. - 2,444 cases, 53 deaths, 2,213 recovered
  • Henderson Co. - 4,402 cases, 71 deaths, 3,859 recovered
  • Webster Co. - 1,178 cases, 19 deaths, 1,031 recovered
  • McLean Co. - 844 cases, 28 deaths, 771 recovered
  • Union Co. - 1,252 cases, 15 deaths, 1,145 recovered
  • Hancock Co. - 807 cases, 16 deaths, 730 recovered

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