Yesterday, nearly 1,000 new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Kentucky, making it “by far” the largest single-day total yet. The almost 1500 new cases over the weekend prompted Governor Andy Beshear to say last evening that the state would have to do more, and must take unspecified action as a result.
“This ought to be a wake-up call to everybody, this is a rough day for the commonwealth,” Beshear said in a video.
Russell County reported no new cases yesterday and 6 persons were released from self isolation. Russell County now has 17 active cases, with two of those currently hospitalized. Pulaski County led the Lake Cumberland area with 11 new cases reported on Sunday.
Today’s 979 new cases pushed the state’s seven-day rolling average to 547 cases, up from 447 yesterday; it has more than doubled in the last two weeks. Beshear said 30 of Sunday’s new cases were in children under five.