Lexington, Kentucky (WKYT)-Governor Andy Beshear announced new COVID-19 numbers for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas.
On Saturday, 764 new COVID-19 cases were received in Kentucky. Currently, the total number of the state is 255,563. The state’s positive rate is 8.04%. Health officials said that due to the Christmas holiday, the time on this day is low. The counties with the most positive cases on Saturday were Jefferson and Fayette with the highest names.
The Governor also reported four deaths on Saturday. As a result, the total number of COVID-1
“The death toll we announced today is really sad-this is another wake-up call. But the good news is that our positive rate continues to decline. It was less than 8% on Christmas Day,” said Governor Beshear. “This means that our sacrifice is working. Thank you for the different holidays this year to protect each other. Let us keep working so that we have no more days than today. We have to announce that we have lost too many neighbors , Family and friends.”
According to reports, people killed on Saturday due to the virus included a 71-year-old woman from Hart County. A 99-year-old man from Jefferson County; a 94-year-old woman from Monroe County; and a 76-year-old man from Simpson County.
Currently, there are at least 1,511 Kentucky hospitalized, of which 396 are in the intensive care unit and 237 are on ventilators.
On Friday, 1,803 cases of COVID-19 were reported. The positive rate was slightly lower than the previous few days, at 7.95%.
The governor’s office said 11 people died from the virus on Friday. The victims included an 84-year-old man from Anderson County. A 71-year-old woman from Barren County; a 60-year-old man from Cumberland County; a 71-year-old woman from Franklin County; a 71-year-old woman from Hopkins County; a 71-year-old woman from Logan County An 87-year-old woman; an 81-year-old woman from Madison County; two men from McCracken County, aged 62 and 91; a 58-year-old man from Monroe County; one from Pula An 85-year-old woman in Key County.
On Thursday, 2742 new coronavirus cases were reported. The number of cases on Thursday included the second-highest death toll reported in the state, in which 53 Kentucky people died from the virus.
According to reports, the people who died from the virus on Thursday included a 67-year-old man from Boyle County. A 72-year-old woman from Breckenridge County; two men from Bullitt County, aged 55 and 74; a 77-year-old man from Campbell County; two men aged 90 And a 91-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man from Christian County; a 71-year-old woman from Cumberland County; two men from Davis County, ages 63 and 65; Floyd An 82-year-old woman from Texas County; an 83-year-old man from Franklin County; an 84-year-old woman from Graves County; a 94-year-old woman and an 87-year-old man from Grayson County; from Harding County A 100-year-old woman from; Four women from Hopkins County, aged 67, 74, 92 and 94, and two men 74 and 77. An 85-year-old woman and three men in Jefferson County, 70, 80, and 90. Two men from Jessemin County, ages 74 and 89; three women from Madison County, ages 64, 68 and 73; a 69-year-old woman from Mason County; from Monroe County Two men from Mullenberg County, aged 73 and 77; two women from Mulenberg County, aged 77 and 90; a 77-year-old woman from Ohio County; and one from Irvine County A 91-year-old man; three women from Pulaski County, aged 52, 87, and 90, and two men, aged 90 and 91; a 66-year-old woman from Rockcastle County; three women from Russell County Women, aged 86, 87, and 90; two women from Taylor County, aged 82 and 84; an 86-year-old man from Trigg County; and a 73-year-old man from Warren County; A 65-year-old woman from Wolf County.
Dr. Stephen Stark, Director of the Kentucky Department of Public Health, said: “Many Kentucky people discovered new ways to celebrate Christmas yesterday, including limiting their close interactions with others.” “Your sacrifice is appreciated and for your benefit. Relatives and neighbors have brought blessings because we have prevented the rapid spread of this terrible disease. Please make sure you are familiar with the symptoms of this virus. If you feel unwell, please stay at home until you are well or see a healthcare provider.”
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