Eighty of the newly reported cases were children under 18, of whom 15 were under 5 years of age. The youngest was 6 months old from Warren County.
“Our positivity rate is down from yesterday, but we need to continue to bring that number down,” said Gov. Beshar.
“We need you to stay socially distant and do what you can to beat COVID-19. This thing is fatal and it is real, so let us treat it as such. ”
As of Saturday, there have been at least 990,957 coronavirus trials in Kentucky. The positivity rate is currently 4.14%. At least 10,872 have been recovered from the Cantukian virus.
Following a recent spike in new daily cases and a daily record for deaths recorded on Thursday, the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health, Drs. Steven Stack sees news related to the wait for a COVID-19 vaccine.
“As we wait for a vaccine, there’s one thing we can do. We can get a vaccination that already exists: the flu vaccine. Protecting ourselves from the flu is more important than ever. An influenza outbreak at the helm of the COVID-19 pandemic can be disastrous this fall and winter. The health care system, which Kentucky trusts, some might say is ‘twindemime.’
If Kentuckians do not follow guidelines, such as social disturbances, mask-wearing and hand-washing, we may be led into “the worst degradation, from a public health perspective that we have seen in a long time.” Can. Stack said.
Dr. Stack said, “Flu shots are widely available right now, and this weekend is as good as seeing your primary care provider or head of a clinic, drugstore, or head offering.” In some cases , No charge, so please take one for the team. Take one for Team Kentucky. “