Within the first COVID-19 replace of the brand new yr, Gov. Andy Beshear stated the state’s elevated positivity charge, 11.1 % in Sunday’s report, is probably going as a result of some labs and public testing websites being closed over the vacation, which will increase the share of assessments carried out in medical settings the place sufferers are experiencing signs and suspect they’ve the virus.
In a four-day interval protecting Dec, 31 by Jan. 3, Kentucky reported greater than 11,000 confirmed circumstances of the coronavirus.
‘Each day we’re reminded how fragile the progress we have now made in defeating this virus actually is,” Beshear stated. “We are going to wait and watch carefully over the approaching days and weeks to gauge the impression the vacations might have had on our latest success in slowing new case progress. With extra vaccines arriving in 2021, we have now a brand new sense of hope however proper now we should all proceed to do our half to cease this virus, together with sporting a masks and avoiding massive in-person gatherings.”
Domestically, college is ready to begin this week in lots of native districts though Beshear has really helpful a Jan. 11 date for in-person instruction to renew after closing colleges late final yr as COVID-19 circumstances elevated.
Bracken County Clerk Ray Jean Poe introduced on Fb Sunday that her workplace will likely be closed till additional discover after a second case was confirmed amongst her employees. For extra data contact Poe by textual content at 606-735-2952.
The most recent data on the variety of COVID-19 circumstances in space counties consists of:
Mason County — 966 complete circumstances, 103 at present energetic, 29 deaths.
Robertson County — 156 complete circumstances, 36 at present energetic, 10 deaths.
Bracken County — 391 complete circumstances, 35 at present energetic, 4 deaths.
Fleming County — 670 complete circumstances, 41 at present energetic, 9 deaths.
Lewis County — 886 complete circumstances, 57 at present energetic, 26 deaths.
Adams County, Ohio — 1,395 complete circumstances, 14 deaths.
Brown County, Ohio — 2,445 complete circumstances, 13 deaths.