More than 16K Kentuckians have died of COVID-19

A state COVID update by Governor Andy Beshear on Thursday focused on the milestone reached this week of more than 16,000 Kentuckians lost to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Beshear noted that cases are rising once again, with 9,760 cases announced from May 30th through June 5th.

The positivity rate continues its upward trend, reaching 12.41 percent the on June 5th.

Overall hospitalizations in Kentucky, as well as the number of patients in the ICU and on a ventilator, have increased, but not proportionally with case numbers.