Gov. Beshear provides update on COVID-19

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 21, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s highest-ever number of newly reported deaths, while also noting that the state’s positivity rate decreased.

“We still have too many cases, but it does appear we are seeing a decline from our highest week ever. Our positivity rate is down again. Far higher than we want, but this is a good trend,” said Gov. Beshear. “The hard part though about today’s report is it’s the most deaths we ever announced.”

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases Thursday: 3,728
New deaths Thursday: 58
Positivity rate: 11.05%
Total deaths: 3,301
Currently hospitalized: 1,604
Currently in ICU: 395
Currently on ventilator: 209

Top counties with the most positive cases Thursday are: Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton, Boone, Hardin, Warren and Daviess. Each of these counties reported 125 or more new cases; Jefferson County alone reported 604.

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

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

-WARREN COUNTY: 12,651 (+136)

– BARREN COUNTY: 3,214 (+44)

– LOGAN COUNTY: 2,051(+31)

– HART COUNTY: 1,519 (+30)

– SIMPSON COUNTY: 1,448 (+5)

– ALLEN COUNTY: 1,449 (+11)

– BUTLER COUNTY: 1,072 (+10)



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