FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Monday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 2,124 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 2,124 new cases bring Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 179,041. Monday's case number marks the second highest number of cases reported on a Monday since the pandemic began.
Monday's positivity rate was 9.42%.
"A very concerning number that shows you that this isn't a function of increased testing," Gov. Beshear said of the positivity rate.
Gov. Beshear also announced 12 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 1,908.
As of Monday, there are 1,741 Kentuckians hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 421 of which are in the ICU and 229 of which are on a ventilator. There have been 28,281 Kentuckians to recover from COVID-19.