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Kentucky reports 3,096 new COVID-19 cases, 32 deaths; positivity rate down to less than 12%

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Kentucky reported 3,096 new COVID-19 cases – more than a thousand less than last Saturday – and 32 more deaths connected to the coronavirus. 
Some good news: The positivity rate fell below 12% for the first time in more than week with Saturday’s coming in at 11.47%. 
The 32 deaths bring the total to 3,093 since the coronavirus started last March. There were...

Beshear says restrictions have resulted in ‘significant decline’ in coronavirus cases over several weeks

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear noted a several week drop in new COVID-19 cases on Monday and a schedule for the next round of vaccinations was also released. “There was a significant decline last week and four weeks in a row. Last week was the lowest we have seen since November 9,” he said during a virtual press briefing from the Capitol. “What it shows is that we have certainly...

University of Louisville study indicates COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County are higher than reported

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today An ongoing study at the University of Louisville indicates the number of COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County has increased exponentially in the past two months, according to results released this week. Researchers with the Co-Immunity Project at UofL’s Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute say virus infections in Metro Louisville likely are far higher than the already...

Kentucky Supreme Court amends court operations statewide to address escalating COVID-19 cases

The Supreme Court has issued new mandates to govern court operations as nearly all 120 Kentucky counties are now in the COVID-19 red zone. Citing the news that 250,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and health-care resources are becoming overwhelmed, Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. said in an email to court personnel on Friday that it is imperative to restrict court activities now...

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...