In an update provided by the governor’s office Saturday evening, Governor Andy Beshear said this week could become the highest week of positive coronavirus cases in Kentucky.
Saturday’s update confirmed 973 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky, bringing the total number of cases to 66,036 in the commonwealth.
Of the newly reported cases, 132 were from children aged 18 or younger. The youngest reported case was just two months old.
Five new deaths due to COVID-19 were also announced on Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths due to the virus in the state to 1,154.
Other information provided includes at least 1,354,927 tests administered in Kentucky so far. The positivity rate on Saturday is now 4.42 percent, based on a seven-day rolling average.
The number of Kentuckians recovered from the virus is now at least 11,750.
The governor urged everyone to wear a mask, social distance and wash their hands.