Gov. Beshear: COVID-19 positivity rate falls below 10%

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Kentucky’s COVID-19 positivity rate has fallen below 10% for the first time since Dec. 31. Today’s new case report was also the lowest for a Monday since Jan. 4.

“Our cases are way too high, but I think when you look at this it shows how important the steps we took are and how important the ability to be able to take steps is when you are facing exponential growth in cases,” said Gov. Beshear. “We believe that this decline is real, not just a result of maybe fewer tests happening, because we know the positivity rate is also going down.”

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases Monday: 1,268
New deaths Monday: 39
Positivity rate: 9.93%
Total deaths: 3,460
Currently hospitalized: 1,539
Currently in ICU: 374
Currently on ventilator: 203

Top counties with the most positive cases Monday are: Jefferson, Fayette, Calloway and Kenton. Each of these counties reported 40 or more new cases.

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

Here’s a look at the local data reported by the Barren River District Health Department:

-WARREN COUNTY: 12,940 (+190)

– BARREN COUNTY: 3,313 (+81)

– LOGAN COUNTY: 2,101 (+35)

– HART COUNTY: 1,574 (+40)

– SIMPSON COUNTY: 1,471 (+20)

– ALLEN COUNTY: 1,487 (+24)

– BUTLER COUNTY: 1,111 (+34)

– METCALFE COUNTY: 726 (+25)

– EDMONSON COUNTY: 705 (+10)

AS OF 6 P.M. 1/25/21