Gov. Beshear announces ‘Deadliest Day’ in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday what he called the deadliest day in Kentucky since the pandemic started in March after 33 people died due to COVID-19, the youngest being a 36-year-old woman. Nearly 1,700 Kentuckians have lost their lives due to the virus.

The positivity rate on Tuesday was at 9.1%. This is the third highest date of new positive cases with 2,931 new people being diagnosed with COVID-19. There have been 142,008 people in Kentucky who have contracted the virus.

 The Barren River District Health Department reports that Warren County had an additional 67 cases over the weekend. In total, there have been 12,104 cases in South Central Kentucky since the start of the pandemic. Over 10,000 people have recovered.

Here’s a look at the total number of cases in the surrounding area:

-WARREN COUNTY: 6,396 (+67)

– BARREN COUNTY: 1,743 (+21)

– LOGAN COUNTY: 1,035 (+15)

– BUTLER COUNTY: 498 (+5)

– ALLEN COUNTY: 631 (+4)

– SIMPSON COUNTY: 506 (+12)

– HART COUNTY: 655 (+5)

– EDMONSON COUNTY: 313 (+23)


AS OF 6 P.M. 11/17/20