On Monday, Oct. 12, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear reported 643 new positive cases of COVID-19 throughout the state.
"Today, our escalation continues," Gov. Beshear said during his Monday COVID-19 update. "This is the highest number of cases we’ve ever had on a Monday. Remember, Sundays and Mondays usually have fewer cases than most of the rest of the week, because of the lab schedules."
According to Beshear, at least 80,930 total COVID-19 cases had been identified throughout Kentucky so far, following Monday's report.
“We’ve got to do better. We’ve got to make sure we’re following these safety practices and we’ve got to spread out the number of contacts we have in any given day and any given week," Gov. Beshear advised.
Kentucky's governor on Monday delivered his COVID-19 update to the Commonwealth remotely, due to his and his family's potential exposure to COVID-19.
The governor and his family have since tested negative for the virus, and are feeling well, though they'll remain in quarantine "until cleared by the Kentucky Department for Public Health."
“We’re doing great. I’m feeling great, my family feels great. We are trying to be really positive about this situation,” the Governor said. “We want to thank everybody who has sent their well wishes, not just for my health but also for the member of my security detail who tested positive. We’re all trying to do our best to get through this together.”
You can view Monday's full COVID-19 update from the Kentucky Department for Public Health below.