Governor asks Kentuckians to plan their weeks by Thursday COVID-19 map

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to view the color-coded coronavirus incidence map each Thursday to make plans for the following week.

And he is asking those who live in red counties to follow the new guidelines he released on Monday.

Those include working remotely and staying at home as much as possible.
In Eastern Kentucky, those suggestions apply to an increasing number of counties.

On Tuesday’s map, Pike County returned to red status, while Magoffin County went back down to gold.

The latest statewide numbers show nearly 1,800 new cases reported on Tuesday, bringing the total to nearly 100,000.

There were 18 more deaths, raising the death toll to 1,428.

913 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, with 233 of those in intensive care and 115 on a ventilator.

The state’s positivity rate is just short of 6 percent.