FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 532 new cases of COVID-19 and ten new coronavirus-related deaths.
The 532 new cases comes out of 10,325 tests and brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 28,126, 1,470 of which are probable cases. The ten new coronavirus-related deaths bring Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 719.
Kentucky's positivity rate is now 5.08 percent based on a seven-day rolling average, making it the first time Kentucky's positivity rate has gone down in four days.
"It is too early to draw conclusions, but I hope this is us starting to see, because the time period is right, where the facial covering requirement is starting to kick in and help," Gov. Beshear said.
The 532 new cases included 21 kids under the age of five, the youngest being two months old.