COVID-19 cases hit record highs again in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) – Governor Beshear urges all Kentuckians to reassign themselves to safety guidelines as Kentucky sets a new record for cases reported in a week.

“Coronavirus is present in every corner of the Commonwealth and is spreading at a really alarming rate,” said the governor. “This is not an exercise; this is a health emergency that we must all take seriously. Let us come together as a Team Kentucky to defeat this virus.”

The governor reported 1,449 new cases today, the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Sunday, and three new deaths.

The positivity rate is now 8.88%.

“Kentucky’s state motto is ‘Together we stand, we fall apart’. That motto has never been as true as it is now as we battle the deadliest pandemic in over 100 years,” said Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner for Public Health. ” If the Kentuckians do not get together, we shall continue on this dangerous path with disastrous results. “

Due to limited coverage, some information, including the number of Kentuckians who have recovered from COVID-19, will be reported on Monday.

WYMT independently confirms all COVID-19 cases in the utility area, as well as all coronavirus-related deaths, with local health authorities before details are released.

You can see how your county is doing right now on the color-coded COVID-19 incidence rate map here.

If you have any questions about the coronavirus in Kentucky, call the state COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

For more information, including keeping your family safe, please visit the Kentucky official COVID-19 website: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

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