© 2023 WUKY
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Kentucky surpasses 1 million COVID-19 cases

Karyn Czar

Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky has reached another unwanted pandemic milestone, surpassing 1 million COVID-19 cases. The governor said
Tuesday the prevalence of the omicron variant is putting increased pressure on Kentucky hospitals. Karyn Czar reports.

Beshear says the state reported more than 53,500 new coronavirus cases in the past five days. That pushed the case total past the 1 million mark since the first Kentucky case was detected in March 2020.

The governor says Kentucky’s test positivity rate has reached 30.25%, an all-time high in the state. He says hospital capacity in Kentucky is becoming “stretched” amid the unprecedented surge of cases.

Karyn Czar joined the WUKY News team July 1, 2013, but she's no stranger to radio.