KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 714 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths on Friday afternoon.
Kentucky is reporting that 436,445 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 3.51% statewide.
As of Friday, 6,317 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.
“Today’s report shows why it’s so important for every Kentuckian to get their shot of hope and help us meet the 2.5 million vaccine Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge,” Gov. Beshear said. “We have come so far in this fight, but it isn’t over. There are more than half a million Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines available in Kentucky right now, and it just takes a few minutes to find yours.”
On Thursday, the Green River District Health Department reported 1 new COVID-19 death and 37 additional COVID-19 cases.
Out of those cases, 24 were in Daviess County, eight were in Henderson County, three were in Hancock County, and there was one new case in both McLean and Webster counties.
The newly reported death was a resident of Daviess County.
The district has seen a total of 21,191 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Out of those positive cases, officials say 19,002 residents of the seven-county region have recovered.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported five new COVID-19 cases on Friday.
This brings the countywide number to 2,862 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 2,794 residents have fully recovered.
Muhlenberg County now has nine active cases.
According to the state health department’s coronavirus map, Muhlenberg County is now the only county in our area to be in the green for incident rates.
Kentucky COVID-19 vaccination eligibility has expanded to include Phases 1, 2, and 3.
Anyone age 16 or older is eligible for Pfizer, and anyone age 18 and older is 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.
You can roll up your sleeve Friday at the Dugan Best Community Center in Owensboro for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
That’s being sponsored by WellCare.
The clinic is going on from 8 a.m. to noon.
You must be at least 18 or older to get the shot
You can call 270-925-7443 to schedule an appointment.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 10,122 cases, 176 deaths, 9,160 recovered
- Muhlenberg Co. - 2,862 cases, 59 deaths, 2,794 recovered
- Hopkins Co. - 4,121 cases, 133 deaths, 3,775 recovered
- Ohio Co. - 2,467 cases, 55 deaths, 2,226 recovered
- Henderson Co. - 4,477 cases, 75 deaths, 3,899 recovered
- Webster Co. - 1,189 cases, 20 deaths, 1,041 recovered
- McLean Co. - 851 cases, 28 deaths, 778 recovered
- Union Co. - 1,264 cases, 15 deaths, 1,157 recovered
- Hancock Co. - 821 cases, 16 deaths, 741 recovered