FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Saturday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 3,711 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky, making it the second highest number of daily cases reported in Kentucky. Kentucky's three highest daily case totals have now come in the last three days, as 3,825 new cases were reported on Friday and 3,649 new cases were reported on Thursday.
After the removal of duplicates, the 3,711 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 155,908.
“Today is our second highest day, just behind yesterday, with 3,711 new cases,” said Gov. Beshear in a press release. “We continue to be in exponential growth, which will threaten the health care capacity in this state. That’s why we’re taking action and that's why we’re fighting back.”
Saturday's positivity rate was 9.14%.
Gov. Beshear also announced 21 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 1,783.
As of Saturday, there are 1,514 Kentuckians that are hospitalized due to coronavirus-related reasons, 370 of which are in the ICU and 202 of which are on a ventilator.