Kentucky is one of just two states in America to meet the White House guidelines for reopening the economy.
According to a study by COVIDExitStrategy.org, Kentucky and North Dakota are the only two states that have cleared the gating criteria as the nation inches closer to reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The study, which measures how each state is controlling the epidemic in terms of the reduction in symptoms and cases, health system readiness, and increased test capacity, among other criteria, claims that Kentucky is showing a decrease in cases, have met its testing target, and are seeing a normal ICU capacity.
Over the last 14 days, Kentucky has seen a 12% drop in cases, along with the state meeting 100% of its target tests. Of those tests, only 2.1% are testing positive. Kentucky is also seeing a minimal level of influenza-like illnesses.
The site claims its results came from the following sources: NGA, Kaiser Family Foundation, COVIDTracking.com, rt.live, United States of Care, Alliance for Connected Care, Masks4All, Harvard Global Health Institute, and Artis Ventures.
For the entire study, which includes specific information on how the disease is spreading, how the healthcare system is handling the spread, and testing results, check it out here.