Kentucky reports second highest new case total since pandemic began

Posted at 4:06 PM, Jul 21, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that there are 674 new cases of COVID-19, making it the second highest number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in a single day in Kentucky. The highest daily case total is 979 new cases, which was reported this past Sunday. The 674 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 24,060.

The 674 new cases include 22 kids under five-years-old.

Gov. Andy Beshear also announced three new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 674.

There are currently 532 Kentuckians with COVID-19 that are hospitalized.

"This is a worrisome number because it is higher than it has been in a number of days," Gov. Beshear said of the 532 Kentuckians hospitalized. "The good news is we still have a number of hospital beds out there. We aren't at that critical point yet."

Of the 24,060 Kentuckians to test positive for COVID-19, 6,927 have made a full recovery.