FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced 522 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky. The new cases bring Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 27,601. The governor says the state has a 5.58% positivity rate.
Of the 522 new Kentuckians to test positive for COVID-19, 21 are under the age of five. The youngest is 11 days old.
Gov. Beshear also announced nine new coronavirus-related deaths. More than 558,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered.
The governor also announced some bars will close for two weeks starting Tuesday under a new decision by Governor Andy Beshear's office.
Starting Tuesday, July 28, at 5:00 p.m., freestanding bars will close and restaurants will be limited to 25% capacity indoors. Outside seating can remain as long as social distancing measures are in place.
This will be in effect for two weeks, until August 11.
During the COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Beshear also recommended that schools across Kentucky should postpone in-person instruction until the third week in August.