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:
- April 22, 2021Shelby County installs markers downtown to remember lynching victims
Six men lynched in Shelby County from 1878-1911 now being remembered with markers
- April 22, 2021Louisville business owner felt 'sigh of relief' after Chauvin verdict
Louisville business said the conclusion of the trial begins new chapter for racial justice.
- April 21, 2021Louisville protester promises louder demonstrations after violent arrest goes viral
Dee Garrett was arrested Sunday following a demonstration in the street in downtown Louisville. Video shows officers punching him multiple times.
- April 21, 2021Lawmakers renew calls for subpoena power for LMPD's civilian review board
Some Kentucky lawmakers are renewing calls for the General Assembly to grant subpoena power to a civilian review board in Louisville.
- April 21, 2021Lawmakers to push for more visas for Afghan allies as U.S. prepares withdrawal
The program has bipartisan support, but has been plagued with delays in processing that often last years.
- April 21, 2021From the classroom to the Capitol, one Kentucky soldier maintains two missions
One math teacher and Kentucky Army National Guard platoon leader was summoned to protect the Capitol after rioters stormed the complex in January.
- April 21, 2021LeVar Burton added as 'Jeopardy!' guest host amid campaign to assume role full-time
The “Reading Rainbow” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” star has publicly campaigned to host the storied game show.
- April 21, 2021USDA extends free lunch program through 2022 school year
The program was previously slated to end in September.
- April 21, 2021Biden announces 200 million COVID shot milestone, paid leave small business tax credit for vaccinations
The tax credit will offset the cost for small businesses and nonprofits who provide paid leave for their employees to get a COVID-19 shot.
- April 21, 2021Director of Ops gets promoted to assistant coach at UofL
Kahil Fennell has been with Coach Mack for three years, but now he’ll be one of the assistant coaches for men’s basketball