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Kentucky Passes 100,000 Total COVID-19 Cases With 64 Counties in Red Zone

As Kentucky surpassed the 100,000 mark for total COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 64 counties were in the state's COVID-19 Red Zone.

Posted: Oct 28, 2020 4:20 PM

On Wednesday, 64 Kentucky counties were in the state's COVID-19 Red Zone as the state surpassed 100,000 total positive cases of COVID-19.

"Today we're reporting 1,864 new cases of COVID-19, " said Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear during his Wednesday COVID-19 update to the Commonwealth. "We've now not just surpassed 100,000 cases, we're at 101,494."

The state's COVID-19 Incidence Rate map shows 64 Kentucky counties in the Red, 47 in the Orange, nine in the Yellow, and zero in the Green.

"This is the worst this map has ever looked," Kentucky Department for Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven J. Stack commented. "And every indication would suggest that it's going to get worse before it gets better."

Link: Dr. Steven Stack Details Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

Local Kentucky counties currently in the Red Zone include Hancock, Union, Webster, McLean, and Henderson counties, with two new COVID-19 deaths being reported in Henderson County on Wednesday as well.

With so many Kentucky counties currently in the Red, Gov. Beshear released a new list of Red Zone recommendations on Monday, urging each county to follow it closely in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

You can stay up to date on the latest coronavirus information and more by following 44News on Facebook and Twitter. You can also view Kentucky's full Wednesday COVID-19 report below.

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