Tuesday’s COVID-19 Numbers: 2,931 New, 142,008 Total, 9.1% Positivity Rate

Notes from Tuesday’s 11.17 Ky. COVID-19 Daily Summary

Total New Cases today: 2,931
Total Cases: 142,008 including 24,451 Probable cases.

Positivity Rate: 9.1% (7-day Rollover Average)*

Total Tests: 2,445,265
Kentuckians Ever Hospitalized with COVID-19: 8,948 (6.30%)
Kentuckians now in Hospital with COVID-19: 1,521
Kentuckians Ever in ICU with COVID-19: 2,257 (1.59%)
Kentuckians now in ICU with COVID-19: 354

Kentuckians on a Ventilator with COVID-19: 178

Current Hospitalized Patients:
Inpatient Beds: 8,440
ICU Beds: 1,461
Ventilators: 566

Kentuckians who have Recovered:  24,760 (17.44%)

New Deaths announced today: 33
Total Deaths due to COVID-19: 1,697

Travel Advisory: If you travel to any of the following States, you should self-quarantine for 14 days to make sure you don’t have COVID-19.
Wyoming: 62.88%
South Dakota: 57.47%
Iowa: 51.73%
Kansas: 43.83%
Idaho: 41.98%
Montana: 24.60%
Alabama: 24.05%
Pennsylvania: 23.07%
Utah: 19.06%
Mississippi: 18.05%
Oklahoma 18.28%
Missouri: 16.93%
Arizona: 16.46%
Wisconsin: 16.26%

Health at Home Utility Relief Fund: There is $15 million in assistance for paying your overdue utility bills. To apply, go to Capky.com or call 800-456-3452. The fund will quit accepting relief requests this week.

Is Your County RED?:
Follow these recommendations to stay safe and limit the spread of COVID-19
Allow Employees to work from home when possible.
Non-Critical Government offices to operate virtually.
Reduce in-person shopping. Order online or curbside pickup as much as possible.
Order Take-Out. Avoid dining in restaurants or bars.
Prioritize businesses that follow and enforce mask mandate and other guidelines.
Reschedule, postpone or cancel public or private events.
Do not host or attend gatherings of any size.
Avoid non-essential activities outside of your home.
Reduce overall activity and contacts, and follow existing guidance, including the 10 Steps to Defeat COVID-19.

*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.