Gov. Beshear holds Team Kentucky update
Beshear: 21-year-old from Daviess Co. dies from COVID-19
KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear gave another Team Kentucky update Thursday.
The governor and Dr. Steven Stack, Kentucky’s public health commissioner, were joined by several leaders of healthcare organizations who came together to require the vaccination among their employees.
Among those was the CEO of Baptist Health, who spoke about why they decided to require vaccines.
He said over the past 30 days they have seen a significant increase in COVID-19 that led them to take decisive action.
Gov. Beshear also announced Thursday the state has reported over 2,000 newly reported cases for the second day in a row. He said there were another four new COVID-19 related deaths.
On Wednesday, he announced that a 21-year-old from Daviess County died from the coronavirus.
He also said the state’s positivity rate is now above 10%.
Beshear says that cases in children under 18 and under 12 are rapidly rising across the country.
Nearly four times as many children had COVID cases in July than they did in June.
You can watch his full Team Kentucky update below.
The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported 19 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
Out of these 19 cases, health officials say 12 patients were unvaccinated, one was partially vaccinated and four were fully vaccinated. The other two cases were too young for vaccine eligibility.
This brings the countywide number to 3,497 total cases.
Muhlenberg County now has 202 active cases.
Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky:
- Daviess Co. - 11,489 cases, 191 deaths, 45.98% vaccinated
- Muhlenberg Co. - 3,497 cases, 69 deaths
- Hopkins Co. - 5,096 cases, 156 deaths
- Ohio Co. - 2,777 cases, 56 deaths, 31.87% vaccinated
- Henderson Co. - 5,240 cases, 83 deaths, 36.00% vaccinated
- Webster Co. - 1,550 cases, 24 deaths, 33.79% vaccinated
- McLean Co. - 941 cases, 30 deaths, 38.85% vaccinated
- Union Co. - 1,495 cases, 17 deaths, 28.78% vaccinated
- Hancock Co. - 907 cases, 16 deaths, 45.61% vaccinated
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