FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Thursday, Gov. Beshear announced in a press release that 22 coronavirus-related deaths were reported, a new single-day high for Kentucky since the pandemic began. The 22 new deaths comes just a day after Kentucky crossed the 1,000 coronavirus-related death mark and raises Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total 1,035.
Gov. Beshear also announced that 805 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state of Kentucky, bringing Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to at least 54,772.
Of the 805 new cases, 122 were from children ages 18 and younger, including a three-month-old from Fayette County.
The deaths reported Thursday include an 84-year-old man from Barren County, an 86-year-old man from Bullitt County, an 81-year-old man from Campbell County, a 76-year-old woman from Daviess County, a 53-year-old woman from Fayette County, a 78-year-old woman from Grayson County, a 101-year-old woman from Green County, a 55-year-old man from Harlan County, five women, ages 70, 73, 82, 86 and 102, and an 80-year-old man from Jefferson County, a 100-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man from Marion County, a 60-year-old man from Monroe County, a 77-year-old man from Nelson County; and two women, ages 83 and 90, and two men, ages 82 and 84, from Warren County.
As of Thursday, there have been at least 943,460 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.14%. At least 10,791 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.