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|Kentucky Health News chart shows two-week trendline of cases is up.|
Coronavirus cases remained elevated for the second straight day, but Gov. Andy Beshear said the number was driven by long-term care facilities, where the state is in the process of testing all residents and employees.
Beshear reported 247 new cases Saturday, following 283 on Friday after almost two weeks with no day higher than 166. “We have been reviewing the data from yesterday, and nearly half of the new cases were from long-term care, accounting for more than 37 percent,” he said in a press release. “Another 9% of cases were from congregate care settings, mainly the federal prison in Lexington.”
He said Saturday’s data were still being reviewed, but he said the pattern to see if the pattern “is largely a result of our expansive testing initiative in long-term care facilities.” Such facilities have accounted for about 58% of Kentucky’s covid-19 deaths.
The state has additional information, including updated lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race and ethnicity, here.