Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said the state had its second-highest total of new Covid-19 cases ever today.
The state reported 426 new Covid-19 cases for a cumulative total of 18,670. Beshear said Kentucky currently has a positivity rate of 4.5%, up from 2.87% last week.
According to the governor, there are a lot of children under the age of 5 among the new cases.
Kentucky also reported eight new Covid-19 related deaths.
“We still have a lot of ICU beds, we still have a whole lot of ventilators, and those are all good news, but let’s keep it that way. Let’s certainly not tempt fate, let’s do what it takes,” Beshear said.
To note: These figures were released by the state’s public health agency, and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.