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OFFICE OF GOVERNOR ANDY BESHEAR
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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Crystal Staley
502.545.3714

Sebastian Kitchen
502.330.0799

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Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 2, 2021) – In the first COVID-19 update of the new year, Gov. Andy Beshear said the state’s elevated positivity rate is likely due to some labs and public testing sites being closed over the holiday, which increases the percentage of tests conducted in medical settings where patients are experiencing symptoms and suspect they have the virus.

“Every day we are reminded how fragile the progress we have made in defeating this virus really is,” Gov. Beshear said. “We will wait and watch closely over the coming days and weeks to gauge the impact the holidays may have had on our recent success in slowing new case growth. With more vaccines arriving in 2021, we have a new sense of hope but right now we must all continue to do our part to stop this virus, including wearing a mask and avoiding large in-person gatherings.”

Case Information – Jan. 2

 
  • New cases: 1,470
  • New deaths: 22
  • Positivity rate: 10.79%
  • Total deaths: 2,698
  • Currently hospitalized: 1,635
  • Currently in ICU: 428
  • Currently on ventilator: 211


    Top counties with the most positive cases on Jan. 2 were Jefferson, Pike, Fayette, Kenton and Hardin. View details of those reported lost to the virus on Jan. 2.

    Case Information – Jan. 1

     
    • New cases: 3,124
    • New deaths: 14
    • Positivity rate: 10.32%
    • Total deaths: 2,676
    • Currently hospitalized: 1,671
    • Currently in ICU: 423
    • Currently on ventilator: 216


    Top counties with the most positive cases on Jan. 1 were Jefferson, Fayette, Oldham, Christian and Boone. View details of those reported lost to the virus on Jan. 1.

    Case Information – Dec. 31

     
    • New cases: 4,145
    • New deaths: 39
    • Positivity rate: 9.89%
    • Total deaths: 2,662
    • Currently hospitalized: 1,627
    • Currently in ICU: 432
    • Currently on ventilator: 224


    Top counties with the most positive cases on Dec. 31 were Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton, Boone, Oldham and Daviess. View details of those reported lost to the virus on Dec. 31. Thursday was the third highest day of new reported COVID-19 cases.

    More Information

    To view the full daily report, incidence rate map, testing locations, the White House Coronavirus Task Force reports for Kentucky and vaccine information, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

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