Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Kentucky
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Kentucky
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
Cases, updates, and charts on the coronavirus crisis for each US state and territory. Just follow the links below.
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How Kentucky is responding
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) is responding actively to the COVID-19 situation. Our State Health Operations Center is operating at Level 1, its highest activation level. This respiratory disease was first detected in a Kentucky resident on March 6, 2020.
COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725
The COVID-19 hotline is a service operated by the healthcare professionals at the KY Poison Control Center who can provide advice and answer questions. Please be patient as we are handling a high volume of calls and want to give everyone the time they deserve. For general information, please review the website prior to calling the hotline. Guidance is being added as it becomes available.
Drive-thru Testing New
Team Kentucky has partnered with Kroger to provide Drive-thru testing in select locations.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Why are we seeing a rise in cases?
The number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in the United States is rising due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across the country. The growing number of cases in part reflects the rapid spread of COVID-19 as many U.S. states and territories experience community spread. More detailed and accurate data will allow us to better understand and track the size and scope of the outbreak and strengthen prevention and response efforts.
Due to widespread transmission in California, CDC recommends expanded and laser focused community mitigation activities to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections including the novel coronavirus SARS-C0V-2, the cause of the disease COVID-19.
These approaches are used to minimize morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 as well as to minimize the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all part of a community mitigation strategy.
The focus is on protecting the health care system with expected rise in cases by slowing the spread within the community and focused on protecting the vulnerable members of the community.
Coronavirus in Kentucky News:
- January 15, 2021Biden's Student Loan Plan Offers Hope to Some
Part of Biden’s plan includes forgiving $10,000 in federal student loan debt per person.
- January 15, 2021Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion Rescue Plan: "The Very Health of our Nation is at Stake"
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled the plan in a speech Thursday night.
- January 15, 2021New Kroger Regional Drive-Thru Vaccination Sites Opening Early February
Kentuckians in Phase 1A, 1B, and 1C can receive drive-through vaccines beginning in February.
- January 15, 2021Ky. National Guard Sends 270 Personnel to Washington, D.C. Ahead of Inauguration Day
270 Kentucky National Guardsmen will be deployed this weekend to aid security efforts at the Capitol.
- January 14, 2021Rupp Arena Hosting Country Concert, First Since Pandemic Began
Friday’s Acoustic Concert, headlined by Brantley Gilbert, will require mask wearing and social distancing for all attendees
- January 14, 2021President Trump Has Been Impeached Again. Here's Where Things Stand.
Donald Trump is the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.
- January 14, 2021Dentist Says COVID-19 Pandemic Is Causing Uptick In Stress-Related Dental Problems
Dentists nationwide have noted seeing an increase in dental issues since reopening their offices.
- January 14, 2021D.C. Seals Off Entire Downtown, Closes Metro Ahead of Biden Inauguration
Up to 21,000 National Guardsmen may travel to D.C., and a new fence now surrounds the Capitol grounds.
- January 14, 2021Pandemic Caused Decline In Medical Screenings
Medical experts are urging patients to schedule cancer screening as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve into this year.
- January 14, 2021Indiana Introduces Legislation to Ban Conversion Therapy for Minors
The bill would ban all mental health facilities from practicing conversion therapy on patients younger than 18 years old.