Kentucky is reporting more than 400 new cases of coronavirus as of Sunday afternoon, with Governor Andy Beshear saying there is good news and bad in the daily report.
Governor Beshear says the good news is there were 330 fewer cases last compared to the previous week. Beshear says that is the result of more people wearing facial coverings and masks. He adds the bad news is the positivity rate, which won’t be official until Monday, is up compared to last week, which means the virus continues to spread aggressively.
As of Sunday afternoon, Governor Beshear said there were 425 new cases of COVID-19, with statewide total now at 34,982. He adds nine of the new cases were in children 5 and younger. The Governor says Jefferson, Fayette, Pulaski, Taylor, Hardin, Madison, Casey, Warren, and Wayne Counties are all reporting 10 or more new coronavirus cases.
Governor Beshear also reported one new death, raising the state death toll to 773. The latest death was a 71-year-old man from Pulaski County.
Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack says last week we saw rising case counts in all but five counties in the state. He adds they are encouraged by many the many Kentuckians who are taking the virus seriously and taking steps to keep themselves and others safe, including wearing a mask.
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