Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County saw only two newly confirmed coronavirus cases this week and four more recoveries, according to today's data from the Barren River District Health Department.
Numbers from the BRDHD rose and fell throughout the week as corrections were made on the totals. In a press release today, they stated: "Please note that a decrease in numbers is due to the county of residence being corrected/updated from what was previously reported."
Totals for Edmonson County today were as follow:
Across Kentucky, the state saw it's second-highest single day total with 797 newly confirmed cases since yesterday, according to the Governor's Office.
“Today we are reporting what I believe is the second-highest number of new cases we have had since our first case on March 6, with 797 new cases of COVID-19," Governor Andy Beshear said today. "That brings our total number of cases to 25,931. What it means is we are continuing to see an increase and a growth that we absolutely have to stop,” said Gov. Beshear. “And we’ll be watching these very carefully through the weekend and if we do not see the numbers come down, we going to have a series of recommendations and steps that we’ll need to take next week.”
Nineteen new cases were reported as being from children ages 5 and younger.
Governor Beshear also reported seven new deaths Friday, raising the total to 691 Kentuckians reportedly lost to the virus.
As of today, there have been at least 574,233 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.28%, which is the highest ever reported in Kentucky.
At least 7,396 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus, according to a statement from the Governor's Office.