Gov Beshear: Wednesday Marks Sixth Straight Day with a Declining Positivity Rate for COVID-19


On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that while COVID-19 numbers in the commonwealth are still alarmingly high, Team Kentucky is making progress in its fight against the virus.

Wednesday marked the state’s sixth straight day with a declining positivity rate, seemingly pointing to a slowing of COVID-19 spread.

“We continue to see some promising trends in our COVID-19 numbers. They are still far too high, but given that we were experiencing exponential growth before we took those difficult steps, this is evidence that we may not just be slowing down that growth, we may even be plateauing our cases,” said Gov. Beshear. “You have to slow down the train before you stop it, and you have to stop it before you turn it around.”

As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Gov. Beshear reported 3,481 new cases with 1,792 currently hospitalized. Out of those cases, 412 are reported to be in ICU and 211 are on a ventilator.

Madison County was listed in the top six counties for most positive cases, however, with the Madison County Health Department reporting 107 news cases on Tuesday.

The other top counties with the most positive cases reported are: Jefferson, Kenton, Warren, Boone and neighboring Fayette County. Each of these counties reported 100 or more new cases; Jefferson County alone reported 731.

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