As of Tuesday, the positivity rate for COVID-19 test results is 11.95%. Currently, only three counties — Carlisle, Livingston and Clinton — are out of the COVID-19 red zone.
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The state has continued to report large numbers of cases in September. Over the past three days, the state has had 8,571 new cases.
The state also reported more than 1,400 new COVID-19 cases among kids and teens age 18 and younger.
"This all could have been avoided," the woman's son said. "This could have been prevented by a few acts of kindness. They were in a state that had one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Getting a vaccine and wearing a mask for others ... had this been done, she would be here today."
The COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14.04% as of Thursday, and all but two counties are in the red zone.
The announcement was grim news amid signs the city is returning to normal with almost fully restored power and a lifted nighttime curfew.
The state's positivity rate is now 13.66%, up from Monday's rate of 13.45%.
Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers said this week that such a blanket masking mandate would stand a “very limited chance” with lawmakers.
The state also reported 17 additional coronavirus-related deaths.
The search continues for remains and missing people in the wake of historic flooding in Tennessee.