Notes from Saturday’s 10.17 Ky. COVID-19 Daily Summary
Total New Cases today: 1,295
Total Cases: 86,797 including 12,882 Probable cases.
Positivity Rate: 4.62% (7-day Rollover Average)*
Total Tests: 1,794,634
Kentuckians Hospitalized with COVID-19: 6,592 (7.60%)
Now in Hospital: 691
Kentuckians in ICU with COVID-19: 1,629 (1.80%)
Now in ICU: 185
Kentuckians who have Recovered: 17,155 (19.80%)
New Deaths announced today: 12
Total Deaths due to COVID-19: 1,312
*Based on a 7-day rolling average. Timing of reporting overall lab results versus positives,
repeat testing of individuals, duplicate entries, and lack of reporting by some labs, make the
data imprecise and more appropriate or useful for trending.
The data collected by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) on case patients
comes from a number of sources, including electronic laboratory reports, provider case
disease and COVID-19 investigation reports, local health department investigation results,
hospital infection prevention clinical patient data, and KDPH investigation results. Data is
often found incomplete and/or incorrect and during KDPH investigation individual patient-level data is added to, corrected, and de-duplicated so that overall case counts and aggregate data values change daily.