Lexington, Kentucky (WKYT)-Governor Andy Beshear announced 1,295 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky on Saturday. Currently, the total number of the state is 86,797 boxes. The positive rate was 4.62%.
“This is the fourth highest day of positive COVID-19 cases. This is also the highest Saturday in our history.” “Things are not moving in the right direction; they continue to escalate. This virus is our enemy, not each other. “
Among the newly reported cases, 162 were from children 18 years and younger, and 27 of them were children 5 years or younger. The smallest is 7 days old.
These cases are everywhere. Most importantly, all of our other figures have also gone the wrong way. There are more inpatients and intensive care units in Kentucky than ever before. “We know how to stop these numbers from growing. People̵
The Governor also reported 12 deaths on Saturday. As a result, the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Kentucky is 1,312.
“There are still 12 families that need our support,” Governor Beshear said.
The deaths reported on Saturday included a 95-year-old man from Jefferson County. A 59-year-old man from Pulaski County; a 71-year-old man from Union County; a 90-year-old woman from Whitley County; an 85-year-old man from Boyd County; from Boyd County A 77-year-old woman from Texas County; an 82-year-old woman from Davis County; a 94-year-old man from Henderson County; an 85-year-old man from Hopkins County; from Jessemin A 79-year-old woman from the county; a 91-year-old man from McLean County; and a 73-year-old woman from Jefferson County.
“October is expected to be our highest number of reported coronavirus cases in a month,” said Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner of the Department of Public Health. “We are in a state of escalating cases, and the number of hospitalizations is now increasing. As the holidays approach, further spreads must be limited. Social counseling, wearing a face mask and maintaining good hand hygiene habits to reduce infection with COVID- 19 chance.”
As of Saturday, at least 1,794,634 tests have been conducted. The number of Kentucky people who have recovered is at least 17,155.
Copyright 2020 WKYT. all rights reserved.