FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE) - Kentucky governor Andy Beshear provided an update Monday from the Governor’s Mansion on the commonwealth’s fight against the novel coronavirus.
The governor’s briefing started off by mentioning the past week once again was the highest reported week of COVID cases. The past week beat the previous week by more than 3,000 cases.
“For the first time in a week, we’ve had over 20,000 cases,” Beshear said.
Beshear confirmed the highest number of cases on a Monday, with 2,135 newly reported cases of COVID-19.
“I’m tired of having to report that,” Beshear said. “I’m tired of watching our people suffer, knowing that every day we have a new record or people are needing to go to the hospital, and more people are going to die. I want to thank the vast majority of so many of you who do the right thing every day, and that’s people and also businesses, even ones right now that are suffering the most. Thank you.”
The total number of COVID-19 cases within the commonwealth as of Monday is now 160,232.
“We are all having a test of our resolve,” Beshear said.
Positivity rate based on a seven-day rolling average is now at 8.97 percent.
Five new deaths due to COVID-19 were also reported on Monday, bringing the total number of deaths due to the virus in Kentucky to 1,792.
Other information provided in Monday’s report include:
- 1,573 patients currently in the hospital
- 391 patients within the ICU
- 203 patients on a ventilator
- Child Care facilities : 15 new facilities reporting, 19 new staff cases, 16 new children cases
- Long-Term Care facilities : 138 new resident cases, 135 new staff cases, 37 new resident deaths, 1 new staff death
- Two new inmate deaths reported from the Kentucky State Reformatory.
For additional information on positive cases and breakdowns on county, race and ethnicity, visit the Team Kentucky COVID-19 website.