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Kentucky in White House task force’s worst zone for coronavirus as cases continue rising in past week

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Again, Kentucky is in the worst danger zone for its coronavirus case numbers, with the 18th-highest rate in the country, according to this week’s White House Coronavirus Task Force report. Being in the White House red zone for cases means the state has 101 or more new cases per 100,000 residents. Kentucky’s cases have been increasing for weeks. The...

State hits red zone for coronavirus cases, but with fewer counties in red and yellow than previous week

The latest report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force puts Kentucky in the task force’s worst danger zone for number of cases, but has fewer counties in that zone and the two others than it did the previous week. “Kentucky is in the red zone for cases, indicating 101 or more new cases per 100,000 population last week, with the 21st-highest rate in the country,” the report...

White House report shows big increase in ‘red zone’ counties, death rate in Ky.; state ranks 19th in nation

By Mary Meehan Kentucky Health News More than half of Kentucky’s counties are in COVID-19 danger zones defined by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and there were big increases last week in the state’s COVID-19 death rate and the number of counties in the task force’s “red zone.” The task force’s weekly report showed that the high-risk areas span both urban and rural communities....

White House virus task force puts more than half of Kentucky counties in ‘red’ or ‘yellow’ danger zone

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The latest weekly White House Coronavirus Task Force report on Kentucky showed an increase in both red and yellow zones last week, with the number of counties in the red zone increasing by 54 percent. Twenty counties, up from 13, were in the task force’s “red zone” for places where new cases of the virus numbered more than 1 per 1,000 residents...

Latest White House COVID-19 report shows fewer Kentucky counties in danger zones this week

By Al Cross Kentucky Health News Kentucky got a better report this week from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. It has two more counties are in the task force’s “red zone” — for places with more than 100 new cases per 100,000 people, and a positive rate of at least 10 percent in tests for the virus — but a lot fewer in its “yellow zone,” for those with 10 to 100...

Report says Kentucky should tighten limits on gatherings, close bars where positive tests are up

A report prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommended that Gov. Andy Beshear should close bars in all counties with rising percentages of positive tests for the coronavirus, limit social gatherings to no more than 10 people, decrease indoor restaurant capacity to 25 percent and “increase outdoor dining opportunities.” The recommendations were in a previously unpublicized...