Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear today announced 1,163 new positive cases of Covid-19, the single highest number of new positive cases the state has recorded since the start of the pandemic.
The governor said the number includes both figures that would have been expected today, as well as those that had been delayed by a glitch in the system earlier in the week. He said the “original plan was to try to allocate those over the last couple of days where we thought they would have come in, and what we learned is it wouldn't make a difference, either we're going to have this number today or I think yesterday was going to be over 1,000 as well.”
“So today we've set a record that we didn't want to set. We never wanted to get over 1,000 cases, we have 1,163. That brings our total number of cases in Kentucky to 36,945,” Beshear said, adding that in positive news, the state’s seven-day average positivity rate is down to 5.62%.
Remember: These numbers 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.