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Kentucky's Number Of Positive COVID-19 Cases Are Rising

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Kentucky marked its highest one-week total of Coronavirus cases last week with 6,126. Governor Andy Beshear announced an additional 616 cases Sunday which brought the state’s total to 72,617 cases in the last seven months. Beshear also reported four more COVID-19 related deaths for a total of 1,209 fatalities. Kentucky’s positivity rate is 4.74%.

The Governor posted a rare Sunday video saying “I normally don’t provide an update on Sunday, but with 616 new cases today of COVID-19, we have shattered the previous weekly record, which we set just last week…We have to do better. Please, everyone, wear your mask, engage in social distancing and follow those top 10 rules that we have on kycovid.ky.gov.”

Of the newly reported cases, 76 were from children ages 18 and younger, 16 of those cases were kids five or younger.

In a written release, State Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack said “This has not been a good week. The president of our nation, his wife and others in the White House – one of the most secure places in the entire world – have tested positive for COVID-19. Back home, Kentucky set yet another record high week for new cases for the second week in a row. We disregard this threat at our own peril. Don’t forget, there is no cure and there’s not yet a vaccine for coronavirus. Prevention through our behaviors is our main defense. Wear a mask, watch your space and wash your hands. Do these things and you, too, can save someone’s life.”

Due to limited reporting on Sundays, some information will be delayed until Monday.