On Thursday, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) said that new COVID-19 deaths had occurred in Hancock and Henderson counties.
Thursday's report of one new COVID-19 death in Hancock County brought the county's total number of COVID-19 deaths to two.
After one new COVID-19 death was also reported in Henderson County, 29 of the county's residents are now confirmed to have died from COVID-19 by the health department - making Henderson County the county with the most COVID-19 deaths out of any county within the GRDHD region.
GRDHD also said Thursday that 60 new positive cases of COVID-19 had been identified throughout its seven-county region:
- Daviess County: 20 new positive cases
- Henderson County: 17 new positive cases
- McLean County: 4 new positive cases
- Ohio County: 9 new positive cases
- Union County: 5 new positive cases
- Webster County: 5 new positive cases
That brought the total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases within the district to 4,701.
Here's a summary of each county within the district via GRDHD:
The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 90,996 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,363 statewide deaths, and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says the Bluegrass State is preparing for a "COVID-19 case surge."
In a recent exclusive interview with 44News, Gov. Beshear spoke further on the recent surge in cases, as well as an increased rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state.