Dr. Steven Stack, the commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, knows the impact COVID-19 has already had on the economic, physical and mental well-being of the state’s residents. He’s encouraging everyone to do their part to keep Kentucky moving forward. “Our fate is collectively in Team Kentucky’s hands whether we can adopt a simple measure like wearing a mask,” he said. “If we don’t take some strong action, people will see how bad things can get in Kentucky, and believe me, we don’t want to get there.”
As of Monday, July 20, there have been at least 533,143 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.52 %. At least 6,876 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.