FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During Gov. Andy Beshear's Monday press conference, Gov. Beshear announced that 1,514 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 1,514 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 139,097.
"Today, we are reporting the second highest number of cases ever on a Monday," Gov. Beshear noted. "Remember, a lot of labs are closed over the weekends. Mondays are always our lowest numbers or typically our lowest numbers of the week."
Monday's positivity rate was 8.98%.
Gov. Beshear also announced three new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 1,664.
Out of Kentucky's 120 counties, 103 are in the 'red zone' meaning those counties have 25 or more average daily cases per 100,000 people.
As of Monday, 1,442 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 360 of which are in the ICU and 128 of which are on ventilators. At least 24.568 Kentuckians have made a full recovery from COVID-19.