During his daily press briefing at 5 p.m., Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced a record-high 147 new cases of coronavirus in the state, along with seven new deaths.
According to Beshear, the latest deaths over the last 24 hours took place in Jefferson County (4), Lyon County (2) and Adair County.
With the updated totals, Kentucky has now seen 1,149 total cases and 65 deaths in the state. Beshear also confirmed that 21,604 total people have been tested overall.
Despite the increase, Beshear remains optimistic on the state’s continued handling of the pandemic compared to other states across the country.
“Today is the largest number of cases we’ve reported, but our three-day trend is lower than our last three-day trend,” Beshear said. “I’m not sure many places in America can say that right now.”
During the announcement, Beshear said of 68% positive tests the state has seen, 79.25% were caucasian, 12% were African-American, 2.6% were Asian, and 2% were multi-racial. The state is gathering information on the remaining positive cases.
If you missed today’s presser, you can find the replay here: