Lexington, Ky. (WKYT) – Governor Andy Beshear announced the new COVID-19 number on Christmas Eve, Christmas as well as after Christmas.
There were 764 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky on Saturday. There are now a total of 255,563 cases in the state. The state’s positivity rate is now 8.04%. Health officials say the day is short due to the Christmas holiday. The top counties with Saturday’s most positive cases are Jefferson and Fayette.
The governor also reported four new deaths on Saturday. This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in Kentucky to 2,534.
“The death we are announcing today is truly heart-wrenching – another wake-up call. But the good news is that our positivity rate continues to decline. Even on Christmas day it was less than eight percent. “It means that our sacrifices are making a difference.” Thank you for taking separate holidays this year to protect each other. We keep working hard, so we don’t have more days like today, where we have to declare that we have lost our neighbors, family and friends. “
Saturday’s losers include a 71-year-old woman from Hart County; A 99-year-old man from Jefferson County; A 94-year-old woman from Munro County; And a 76-year-old man from Simpson County.
At least 1,511 Kentucky are currently hospitalized, with 396 in the ICU and 237 on ventilators.
On Friday, 1,803 cases of COVID-19 were reported. The positivity rate was slightly lower than previous days at 7.95%.
The Governor’s Office says 11 people died as a result of the virus on Friday. The losers included an 84-year-old man from Anderson County; A 71-year-old woman from Beren 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; An 87-year-old woman from Logan County; An 81-year-old woman from Madison County; Two men, ages 62 and 91, from McCracken County; A 58-year-old man from Monroe County; And an 85-year-old woman from Pulaski County.
On Thursday, 2,742 new cases of coronavirus were detected. Thursday’s number of cases resulted in the state’s second-highest number of deaths, including 53 lost to the Kentucky virus.
Thursday’s losers included a 67-year-old man from Boyle County; A 72-year-old woman from Breckinridge County; Two men, ages 55 and 74, from Bullitt County; A 77-year-old man from Campbell County; Two women, ages 90 and 91, and an 89-year-old man from Christian County; A 71-year-old woman from Cumberland County; Two men, ages 63 and 65, from Davis County; An 82-year-old woman from Floyd 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; A 100-year-old woman from Hardin County; Four females, ages 67, 74, 92 and 94, and two males, ages 74 and 77, from Hopkins County; An 85-year-old female and three males, ages 70, 80 and 90, from Jefferson County; Two men, ages 74 and 89, from Jessamine County; Three women, 64, 68 and 73 from Madison County; A 69-year-old woman from Mason County; Two men, ages 73 and 77, from Monroe County; Two women, ages 77 and 90, from Muhlenberg County; A 77-year-old woman from Ohio County; A 91-year-old man from Owen County; Three females, ages 52, 87 and 90, and two males, ages 90 and 91, from Pulaski County; A 66-year-old woman from Rockcastle County; Three women, ages 86, 87 and 90 from Russell County; Two women, ages 82 and 84, from Taylor County; An 86-year-old man from Trigg County; A 73-year-old man from Warren County; And a 65-year-old woman from Wolfe County.
Kentucky Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. “Many Kentucky people found new ways to celebrate Christmas yesterday, limiting their personal interactions with other people,” Steven Stack said. “Your sacrifice is appreciated and is a gift of kindness to your loved ones and your neighbors as we prevent this terrible disease from spreading more quickly. Please make sure that you are familiar with the symptoms of this virus, and if you are not feeling well, please stay home until you get better or see a healthcare provider. “
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