Kentucky sets new daily record for COVID-19

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky set a new record on Wednesday for new coronavirus cases in a single day.

And the state is now nearly all red, with 91 of the state’s 120 counties in the critical level of transmission.

The latest numbers show 2,700 new cases reported on Wednesday, the highest number ever reported in a single day in the Bluegrass state. That brings the total number of cases in the state to 127,344.

Fourteen more people have died, raising the death toll to 1,604.

Nearly 1,300 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, including 297 in intensive care and 151 on ventilators.

The state’s positivity rate has now jumped to 8.12 percent.