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Kentucky: Wednesday 3rd highest of new COVID infections in pandemic

Aug 26, 2021

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Kentucky saw the third-highest day of new positive COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began Wednesday.

The Commonwealth also has the highest positivity-rate seen so far at 13.16%.  These were among the updates from Governor Andy Beshear in a video uploaded to social media.  Announcing 4,849 new cases, with 1,518 being in children age 18 and younger, Beshear discussed the ability for Kentuckians to fight the virus, but choosing not to. 

The Governor used the idiom, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.”

  65 new COVID-related deaths were reported in Kentucky as well, 

  with all 120 counties now falling in the red designation.

The Governor's full video can be viewed here.