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Worst Sunday total of new coronavirus cases caps record week with 9,335 confirmed in past seven days

On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky unfortunately has set a new record for the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a week since the pandemic began, with 9,335 positive cases this week. The previous highest week of COVID-19 cases was Oct. 5-11, when the commonwealth reported 7,675 new cases. Today also marks the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Sunday, with 1,462 cases. “Since...

Beshear sounds alarm, preparing for COVID-19 surge; Jefferson, Fayette counties lead in cases

Gov. Andy Beshear delivered harsh news as the state begins to prepare for a fall and winter surge in COVID-19 cases. Not only were there 1,312 cases reported Tuesday, but Fayette County was among the counties with most cases. Tuesday marked the fourth-highest number of daily COVID-19 cases reported in the Commonwealth, including the day a backlog in cases was reported. This is also the first time since...