Gov. Andy Beshear: Senior centers can reopen at full capacity on June 11
Green River District reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 32 more cases
KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear gave a COVID-19 briefing.
He announced Tuesday that senior care centers can reopen at full capacity. This will go into effect on June 11.
This is the same day the mask mandate will end in Kentucky.
Governor Beshear states anyone entering a senior center will be required to follow county guidelines.
He’s also reporting 260 audit deaths ranging from March 20, 2020, to October 26, 2020. Because of the audit, Governor Beshear says there is only one new death to report Tuesday.
“Today, we’re going to add a number of audit deaths – 260 – to make sure that we are fully accurate,” said Gov. Beshear. “I believe after today we will have conducted the most comprehensive audit of any state in the country for deaths during this pandemic.”
The governor is reporting 137 new coronavirus cases, with the positivity rate sitting at 2.5%.
You can watch it live at 3 p.m. below.
The Green River District Health Department reported one new COVID-19 related death and 32 additional cases from over the weekend.
Of those new cases, 12 were in Daviess County, seven in Henderson County, six in Union County, four in Webster County, two in McLean County and one new case was in Hancock County.
The newly reported death was a resident of Daviess County.
Out of the 22,367 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date, health officials say 20,087 people recovered.
Health officials in Muhlenberg County are reporting 11 new cases. They say they are managing 31 active cases.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department is hosting a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in June. They are offering the Moderna vaccine.
The walk-in clinic will take place on June 2, 8 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the health department in Central City.
The health department says they are also offering free COVID-19 testing each Monday in June. They say to schedule an appointment, you can call them at 270-754-3200.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 10,642 cases, 186 deaths, 38.68% vaccinated
- Muhlenberg Co. - 3,008 cases, 62 deaths
- Hopkins Co. - 4,400 cases, 147 deaths
- Ohio Co. - 2,538 cases, 55 deaths, 27.97% vaccinated
- Henderson Co. - 4,784 cases, 81 deaths, 31.12% vaccinated
- Webster Co. - 1,308 cases, 20 deaths, 28.99% vaccinated
- McLean Co. - 879 cases, 28 deaths, 34.35% vaccinated
- Union Co. - 1,356 cases, 15 deaths, 24.97% vaccinated
- Hancock Co. - 860 cases, 16 deaths, 41.52% vaccinated
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