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Kentucky Sees Highest Single-Day Number Of COVID-19 Cases Sunday

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Kentucky recorded its largest number of single-day COVID-19 cases with 979 on Sunday. The number of positive cases included 30 children under the age of five. There were also three more fatalities. The state’s totals are now at 23,161 confirmed positive cases and 670 deaths since the virus first hit the Bluegrass state on March 6th.

Governor Andy Beshear posted a video briefing Sunday that said it part “We have got to defeat this virus. We are at war and we are in the trenches…I have faith and I have trust in the people of Kentucky. But today and in the days ahead we’ve got to do a whole lot better. We’re going to have to take some more action.”

Commissioner of the KY Department for Public Health Dr. Steven Stack said “We typically have limited reporting on Sunday which makes today’s record-setting number of positives particularly alarming. In the interest of accuracy, we are going to reach out and confirm results with some of the major labs. Even so, this surge in positive cases is a shocking wake-up call. Kentucky has flattened the curve before and it must act immediately and decisively to flatten it again. Please, wear your mask and socially distance.”

The Governor will hold live press briefings every day this week at 4:00.