Kentucky had a record number of positive COVID-19 cases for a week in the week leading up to Sunday.
The state recorded 3,339 new cases on Saturday and Sunday, and the positivity rate is now over 7% at 7.24%.
There were 139 new cases in Northern Kentucky on Sunday, including 60 in Kenton Co., 42 in Boone Co., 28 in Campbell Co., and 9 in Grant Co.
Kenton, Boone, and Campbell are referred to as the “red zone,” which means an average daily positive number of cases of 25 or more per 100,000 people, and Grant is leaning in that direction, despite an official decision being made every Thursday.
Pendleton Co., which is part of another independent health district, is also trending, with 7 new cases on Sunday.
“This virus is spreading to communities in every corner of the Commonwealth and everyone from our businesses and schools to individuals must do their part to stop the spread and save lives,” said Governor Andy Beshear. “Without each of us doing our part, the rampant spread will continue to hit more Kentuckians. Let’s come together as Team Kentucky to defeat this virus. “
Beshear asked Kentuckians to follow the recommendations to reduce the red zone.
Four more deaths were reported on Sunday.
There are currently 1,102 people in the hospital, 279 in intensive care units and 148 on ventilators.
“As Kentuckians we have to come together now,” said Beshear on Saturday. ”