Gov. Beshear: 11th Straight day of positivity rate decrease

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has declined to 8.75%.

“Our declining positivity rate shows that Kentuckians are continuing to make those small sacrifices we’ve been talking about all year in order to protect each other until we get enough vaccines for everyone who wants one,” said Gov. Beshear. “Wearing masks around people from different households, social distancing, washing their hands, staying home when they can and getting tested regularly. It’s the simple things you’re probably sick of hearing about by now that can make the biggest difference as we near the finish line.”

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases Friday: 2,608
New deaths Friday: 57
Positivity rate: 8.75%
Total deaths: 3,668
Currently hospitalized: 1,505
Currently in ICU: 355
Currently on ventilator: 199

Top counties with the most positive cases Friday are: Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton, Daviess and Boone. Each of these counties reported 95 or more new cases; Jefferson County alone reported 360.

To see a list of those reported lost to the virus Friday, click here.

Here’s a look at the latest local data:

-WARREN COUNTY: 13,166 (+66)

– BARREN COUNTY: 3,449 (+42)

– LOGAN COUNTY: 2,151 (+11)

– HART COUNTY: 1,634 (+22)

– SIMPSON COUNTY: 1,505 (+17)

– ALLEN COUNTY: 1,534 (+9)

– BUTLER COUNTY: 1,159 (+15)



AS OF 6 P.M. 1/29/21