Gov. Beshear: Positivity rate below 12% for fifth day in a row

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has stayed below 12% for the fifth day in a row.

“While there is still so much pain and darkness in our commonwealth due to this pandemic, we are beginning to see the light ahead of us,” said Gov. Beshear. “This plateauing positivity rate is great news for Kentucky, especially as we continue to bring more of these live-saving vaccines to our people each week.”

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases Wednesday: 3,433
New deaths Wednesday: 49
Positivity rate: 11.29%
Total deaths: 3,243
Currently hospitalized: 1,678
Currently in ICU: 399
Currently on ventilator: 205

Top counties with the most positive cases Wednesday are: Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton, Boone, Warren and Daviess. Each of these counties reported 120 or more new cases.

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

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

-WARREN COUNTY: 12,515 (+130)

– BARREN COUNTY: 3,170 (+38)

– LOGAN COUNTY: 2,020 (+14)

– HART COUNTY: 1,489 (+19)

– SIMPSON COUNTY: 1,443 (+17)

– ALLEN COUNTY: 1,438 (+6)

– BUTLER COUNTY: 1,062 (+10)

– METCALFE COUNTY: 693 (+6)

– EDMONSON COUNTY: 686 (+5)

AS OF 6 P.M. 1/19/21