287 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 764 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths on...
Gov. Andy Beshear announced 764 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths on Saturday afternoon.(WFIE)
Published: May. 16, 2021 at 5:49 PM CDT
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KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 287 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

Kentucky is reporting that 452,537 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 2.79% statewide.

As of Sunday, 6,656 people have died across the commonwealth due to complications with COVID-19.

The governor confirms 1,916,501 people have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.

The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported two new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

This brings the countywide number to 2,943 total cases. Out of these reported cases, 2,861 residents have fully recovered.

State vaccination sites can administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to Kentuckians age 12 to 15 starting Thursday.

According to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, approximately 231,000 Kentuckians are in the 12-15 age group, which makes up roughly 5% of the state’s total population.

Consent from a parent or legal guardian is required in order for the vaccine to be administered to those who are 12-17 in Kentucky.

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

  • Daviess Co. - 10,526 cases, 182 deaths, 9,531 recovered
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 2,943 cases, 59 deaths, 2,861 recovered
  • Hopkins Co. - 4,339 cases, 146 deaths, 4,097 recovered
  • Ohio Co. - 2,520 cases, 56 deaths, 2,263 recovered
  • Henderson Co. - 4,697 cases, 78 deaths, 4,085 recovered
  • Webster Co. - 1,257 cases, 20 deaths, 1,083 recovered
  • McLean Co. - 869 cases, 28 deaths, 794 recovered
  • Union Co. - 1,309 cases, 15 deaths, 1,186 recovered
  • Hancock Co. - 853 cases, 16 deaths, 772 recovered

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