Kentucky Reports Highest Day of New COVID-19 Deaths So Far

Gov. Beshear details new COVID-19 data on Jan. 21

During his Thursday COVID-19 update, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said that the Commonwealth had seen its highest one-day increase of new COVID-19 deaths to date.

Posted: Jan 21, 2021 4:03 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 4:13 PM

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said Thursday that the Bluegrass State had seen its highest number of new COVID-19 deaths to date for a single day.

"The hard part about today's report is it's the most number of deaths we've ever had at 58," said Gov. Beshear. "And this is because we've had so many cases recently."

Among those who lost their battle with the virus was a 45-year-old woman from Daviess County, according to Gov. Beshear.

Thursday Update: Another High Day of New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Daviess County, Kentucky

With those 58 new COVID-19 deaths, the state has now seen a total number of 3,301 COVID-19 deaths so far, a number that the governor referred to as "staggering."

Gov. Beshear said to memorialize the 3,301 individuals now lost to the virus, a special ceremony would be held Friday.

"Tomorrow, we're gonna be memorializing those individuals in a ceremony where we're gonna end up placing an American flag on our grounds here at the Capitol for every single individual we've lost," he explained on Thursday.

The Kentucky Department for Public Health also recorded 3,728 new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of positive cases now identified in the state to 338,034.

You can see KDPH's full Thursday COVID-19 report by clicking here.

Click here to view Gov. Beshear's full Thursday COVID-19 update.


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