Over 1,000 new cases reported in Kentucky on a Monday for first time

Posted at 4:25 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 16:44:36-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Monday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 1,032 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky, once again making it the highest number of cases reported on a Monday since the pandemic began. It also marks the first time since the pandemic began that over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky on a Monday. After the removal of duplicates, the 1,032 new cases of COVID-19 brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 109,670.

Monday's positivity rate was 6.25 percent.

"That is the highest since June 1," Gov. Beshear said of the positivity rate.

Gov. Beshear also reported three new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 1,492.

As of Monday, 988 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 270 of which are in the ICU and 142 of which are on ventilators. At least 18,516 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19.