Gov. Beshear provides update on COVID-19

FRANKFORT, Ky.– On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,028 new COVID-19 cases. Of those, 300 are from Monday and Tuesday, but could not be confirmed and announced until today due to a technical issue on the reporting platform.

“Today’s case report reminds us that even though we’ve come so far in the fight against COVID-19, this isn’t over yet,” said Gov. Beshear. “Please, if you’re 16 or older, get vaccinated. Keep masking up in public spaces even if you have been vaccinated. None of us want to throw away our progress.”

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 1,028*
New deaths today: 10
New audit deaths: 4
Positivity rate: 2.87%
Total deaths: 6,198
Currently hospitalized: 383
Currently in ICU: 112
Currently on ventilator: 66

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Laurel and Warren. Each county reported at least 34 new cases.

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

*Note: 300 cases are from Monday and Tuesday, but could not be confirmed and announced until today due to a technical issue on the reporting platform.

More Information
To see all vaccination sites and free transportation options to and from vaccination appointments, visit vaccine.ky.gov. To see a list of vaccination sites that have openings this week, visit vaccinemap.ky.gov. If Kentuckians have questions, they should call the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, 855-598-2246 or TTY 855-326-4654 (for deaf or hard-of-hearing Kentuckians).

To view the full daily reportincidence rate map, information on testing locationsvaccinescontact tracingschool reports and guidanceguidance for health care providers and the White House Coronavirus Task Force reports for Kentucky and more, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.