On Sunday Governor Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky was nearing 35,000 positive cases of the Coronavirus with 425 new cases reported. Beshear said via video that there was “Some good news and some bad news in today’s COVID-19 report. In good news, we’re ending the week with about 330 fewer cases than we had last week. That’s directly attributable to people wearing their facial coverings or masks. Please keep it up, wear them even more, especially when you’re inside. On the bad side, our positivity rate, which won’t be official until tomorrow for this week, will be higher meaning that the virus continues to spread aggressively.”
Beshear also reported one more fatality bringing the state’s total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 773. Nine of the newly reported cases were from children age 5 and younger.
Due to limited reporting on Sundays, some statistics are unavailable until Monday.