Kentucky announced 611 new cases of COVID-19 across the state yesterday, bringing the state total above 25,000 during a spike in cases over the past month. Governor Andy Beshear announced seven more deaths, bringing the state’s total to 684.
There are 581 Kentuckians hospitalized with the coronavirus, 135 of whom are in intensive care. Beshear said the state continues to have enough hospital capacity to handle a surge.
In the Lake Cumberland area, there were 25 new cases yesterday. Pulaski County with 5 and Casey county with 4, again led the area in new cases. There were two new cases in Russell County. County Judge-Executive Gary Robertson said the two new cases were a 25-year-old male and an 83-year-old female, both of whom are on home isolation. Russell County now has 18 active cases.
Health department officials say most of the new cases are tied to three things: long-term care facilities, places of worship, or travel.