Gov. Beshear reports 406 new COVID-19 cases; positivity rate below four percent
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.
Gov. Beshear reported 406 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the state total to 61,917. The governor says the state is seeing a 3.77 percent positivity rate. Of Monday’s new cases, 67 are in kids 18 or younger.
“Last week, we had our second-highest number of cases by week,” the Governor said. “We really want to see this overall number of cases come down. Our positivity rate is going down, which is great news. But those overall numbers are too high. We’ve got to do what it takes to have fewer new weekly cases.”
There was one reported COVID-19 related death on Monday, bringing the state total to 1,112. The death reported Monday was a 77-year-old woman from Scott County.
As of Monday, 496 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 114 are in the ICU and 64 are on a ventilator.
There have been at least 1,131,075 COVID-19 tests performed and at least 11,283 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.
Gov. Beshear announced Monday the state has applied for an additional three weeks of the $400 unemployment checks for people who qualify. If approved by FEMA, those people would get the $400 assistance for the weeks of Aug. 22, Aug. 29, and Sept. 5.
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