FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 1,795 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 1,795 new cases bring Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 111,379.
"It continues to be a difficult time in the commonwealth, where every day, things appear to be getting worse and more concerning," said Gov. Beshear. "We are seeing not only a surge in the virus, but more and more of our kids by percentage who are getting it."
Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Warren, Laurel, Boone and Kenton.
Tuesday's positivity rate was 6.24%. Gov. Beshear also announced 11 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 1,503.
Those reported lost to the virus today include: a 71-year-old man from Hardin County; four women, ages 86, 91, 92 and 94, and a 59-year-old man from Jefferson County; an 88-year-old woman from Monroe County; a 76-year-old man from Montgomery County; an 82-year-old woman and a 71-year-old man from Muhlenberg County; and a 78-year-old man from Ohio County.
As of Tuesday, there are 1,037 Kentuckians hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 27 of which are in the ICU and 116 of which are on a ventilator.