Hopkins Co. reports 50 new COVID-19 cases over the past week

31 new cases reported in Green River District

Hopkins Co. reports 50 new COVID-19 cases over the past week
(Source: WFIE)

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is reporting 716 new coronavirus cases.

He is also reporting 17 more deaths.

The positivity rate is currently sitting at 3.17%.

The governor says as of Tuesday afternoon, 1,732,791 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“Every day, we get a step closer to reaching the 2.5 million-vaccine Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge and ending this pandemic once and for all,” said Gov. Beshear. “There are now more options than ever for you to sign up for your shot of hope. It’s fast, it’s easy and it will help us save lives and get back to more of the activities we’ve missed over the past year.”

The Hopkins County Health Department reports 50 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths over the past week. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the county has seen a total of 4,247 cases.

Out of those positive cases, 4,011 residents made recoveries.

There are 97 active cases in the community.

On Tuesday, the Green River District reported 31 new coronavirus cases.

Of the new cases reported, 17 were in Daviess County, five were in Webster County, four were in Henderson County, three were in Hancock County, and there was one new case in both Ohio and Union counties.

A previously reported Henderson County death was determined not to be COVID-19 related by the mortality committee.

Out of the 21,470 reported COVID-19 cases in the district, health officials say 19,256 people have recovered.

The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported seven new cases in the county. They say they’re currently managing 27 cases in the county.

For 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.

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.

For 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.

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

  • Daviess Co. - 10,266 cases, 176 deaths, 9,284 recovered
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 2,891 cases, 59 deaths, 2,798 recovered
  • Hopkins Co. - 4,247 cases, 139 deaths, 4,011 recovered
  • Ohio Co. - 2,474 cases, 54 deaths, 2,243 recovered
  • Henderson Co. - 4,555 cases, 75 deaths, 3,979 recovered
  • Webster Co. - 1,207 cases, 20 deaths, 1,051 recovered
  • McLean Co. - 858 cases, 28 deaths, 782 recovered
  • Union Co. - 1,273 cases, 15 deaths, 1,167 recovered
  • Hancock Co. - 837 cases, 16 deaths, 750 recovered

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