Gov. Beshear's son, Will, tests negative for COVID-19 several days after positive test

Posted at 5:21 PM, Jan 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-28 11:43:59-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — After testing positive for COVID-19, Gov. Beshear's son, Will, has tested negative for the virus.

In his Monday afternoon news conference, the governor announced that Will had tested positive for COVID-19. The governor tweeted the news of Will's negative test Friday.

28,857 new cases were reported between Saturday and Monday. 76 more Kentuckians died from the virus during that time frame. The state's current positivity rate is 33.06%.

Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack says omicron appears to not attack the lungs as hard as previous variants, meaning there are enough ventilators to go around. However, there is a surge of healthcare workers getting COVID-19 and not being able to work.

64% of Kentuckians 65 and older have been boosted. 42.5% of Kentuckians 18 and older have been boosted.