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:
- September 26, 2020Live Updates: Protesters Plan to March Saturday Night
Saturday was quiet throughout Louisville but protesters gathered in mass later in the day
- September 26, 2020Louisville Barber Believes, 'We'll Be Strong Like Ali'
Barber Thomas Taylor has lived in Louisville all his life. He’s seen the city at its best and its worst.
- September 26, 2020Threats Made Against Church Providing Sanctuary for Protesters
On Friday, men with guns intimidated church volunteers.
- September 26, 2020Biden, Harris, McConnell, Other Lawmakers React to Amy Coney Barrett's Nomination
“Vote like your health care is on the ballot — because it is,” Biden wrote.
- September 26, 2020Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court
If confirmed, Barrett will be Trump’s third Supreme Court appointment.
- September 26, 2020County-wide Curfew's impact on Wedding Industry
Wedding industry already has been hit hard by COVID-19 Pandemic.
- September 26, 2020How Trump and Biden are Preparing for First Presidential Debate
Debate will take place in Cleveland on Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. ET
- September 26, 2020"Life Can't Go Back To The Same:" A Mom Says Why She's Protesting for Breonna Taylor
On the front row of the protests on Friday, Renee White marched in step along with some of Breonna Taylor’s family.
- September 26, 2020Louisville Council President Discusses Further Police Reforms
Louisville Metro Council President David James says changes in state law would help the city implement police accountability measures.
- September 26, 2020Police and Protesters Clash Again on the Third Night of Protests
Protests followed statements earlier in the day from Breonna Taylor’s family and their lawyers.