Gov. Beshear announces highest Monday case numbers so far, three new deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on COVID-19 in Kentucky.
Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on COVID-19 in Kentucky.(Governor Andy Beshear (Facebook))
Published: Oct. 12, 2020 at 4:03 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear gave Monday’s COVID-19 update.

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Posted by WYMT on Monday, October 12, 2020

This comes as the Governor and the first family continue their quarantine due to possible exposure to the virus.

“We’re doing great. I’m feeling great, my family feels great. We are trying to be really positive about this situation,” the Governor said. “We want to thank everybody who has sent their well wishes, not just for my health but also for the member of my security detail who tested positive. We’re all trying to do our best to get through this together.”

The governor announced 643 new cases and three new deaths in Kentucky.

94 of the new cases were kids 18-years-old or younger.

Dr. Stack spoke about how this can affect younger people, and specifically mentioned Taylor Crites, a student at Ballard High School in Louisville who is in an intensive-care unit months after contracting COVID-19.

“This is a young, healthy, athletic person who started developing symptoms for the post-inflammatory problems that happen after COVID-19,” Dr. Stack said. “So I would urge everybody, please, this is not the time to be dismissive or cavalier about it. It’s time to double our efforts and realize how much disease is in the community and how much it spreads.”

The governor mentioned that this was the highest case count for a Monday that we have had. He stated that we have been seeing this increase over the last couple of weeks, and said last Monday we had 543 and the Monday before that was 406.

“Today, our escalations continue. This is the highest number of cases we’ve ever had on a Monday. Remember, Sundays and Mondays usually have fewer cases than most of the rest of the week, because of the lab schedules,” the Governor said. “We’ve got to do better. We’ve got to make sure we’re following these safety practices and we’ve got to spread out the number of contacts we have in any given day and any given week.”

At least 80,930 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at 1,253.

13,615 people have recovered from the virus.

1,679,411 Kentuckians have received tests.

The positivity rate is 4.37%.

10.12.2020 COVID-19 Update
10.12.2020 COVID-19 Update(WYMT)

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