The surge of COVID-19 continues in Kentucky as 674 new cases of the coronavirus were announced on Tuesday, bringing the case total to just over 24 thousand.
Governor Andy Beshear said that was not good news.
Three more people with the virus have died, including a 91-year-old woman in Casey County.
Tuesday’s new cases also include 22 kids under the age of 5 — a demographic where infections are “increasing significantly,” the governor said. Likewise for older adults in nursing homes, the virus continues to spread as seven new residents and 24 staff tested positive on Tuesday, and six more resident deaths were linked to COVID-19.
In the Lake Cumberland area, there were 21 new cases reported, with 10 of those in Pulaski county and 5 in Casey county. Casey county leads the Lake Cumberland region with a total of 62 active cases, with 5 of those currently hospitalized. There were no new cases in Russell County yesterday, which now has 18 active cases.