COVID-19 in Kentucky

A detailed look at the spread of the Corona Virus in the state of Kentucky

Blog Post Date: Aug 22nd, 2020

Blog Post Last Update: Sep 2nd, 2020

Kentucky is a southeastern state bounded by the Ohio River in the north and the Appalachian Mountains in the east.

Capital is Frankfort. Population is 4.47 million. Governor is Andy Beshear (Democrat).

Just some thoughts on what we can expect to see happen in Kentucky in the next few months.

Relevant links to COVID Data Analytics site

Case and Death Patterns by State

Red States v/s Blue States

States, counties setting cases and deaths records each day

Cases and deaths records for each state

Details of Cases and deaths by state / county

School and College Reopenings

A national database that tracks coronavirus-related school closings, quarantines, cases and deaths.

Covid-19 Is Creating a Wave of Heart Disease -daily reminder that there is so much more to #COVID19 than death

New CDC guidance says COVID rates in children is steadily increasing. (not ideal for schools reopening)

LONG TERM BURDEN after COVID hospitalization — “Anybody who needed to be hospitalized or needed ICU support will suffer disability afterwards.”

This is why it is so dangerous to send kids off to school in the Republican states where Case Positivity ratio is 10-20%. Millions of Americans will now have a lifelong pre-existing condition and if the Republicans win the 2020 election through voter suppression, shutting down USPS and colluding with Russia and China and Ukraine, these Millions of Americans are looking at bankruptcy. Vote Blue, as your life depends on it!

Sep 2nd

Univ of Kentucky, Univ of Alabama, Arizona State Univ are only some of the schools with #covid outbreaks. And Trump wants Big Ten football, pretending the virus away

@GovAndyBeshear has dedicated an entire document on his #COVID__19 page on the @KYHealthAlerts website to monitoring them.

Aug 31st

With a population of 328 million in the United States, it may require 2.13 million deaths to reach a 65 percent threshold of herd immunity, assuming the virus has a 1% fatality rate.

Let’s not try out this strategy. What if the virus has a 2% fatality rate? 4.26 million deaths is acceptable?

Aug 28th

Trump and the Republicans come up with a plan to kill 2.3 to 3 million Americans

They complained that 4 Benghazi deaths were too many. Now they are signing off on Putin paying Taliban to kill American Soldiers and the genocide of 2-3 million Americans.

Good thing that they are pro-life. Imagine if they were the pro-death party?

Aug 27th

Governor Beshear announces Kentucky has 775 new COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths.

130 cases are people 18 years old and younger and include 11 high school students in Warren County.

507 positive COVID-19 cases among University of Kentucky students through 8/25/2020.

Aug 25th

The spreadsheet of K-12 Kentucky schools with COVID-19 cases is now posted on the state's COVID-19 website

Kentucky is now posting coronavirus case data in the state's school districts, colleges, and universities on its COVID-19 website.

Aug 24th

At least 31 school districts have had at least one COVID-19 case since reopening.

State believes that right now, there are at least 50 active cases in schools, Beshear adds.

For universities, the governor says there are over 223 active coronavirus cases.

Aug 10th:

40+ schools have already closed nationwide after reopening last week

Aug 9th

How widespread is COVID-19 in children? (9%) A look at the latest data as schools reopen

COVID-19 can spread in air if schools don't have proper AC, report says

Aug 7th

Australia follows Israel's disasterous model; School reopening results in explosion of cases; 100s of schools now closing again

Dozens of teachers, students get COVID in 1st wk

7 year old dead in GA (Kids are not immune)

Aug 6th

Schools that open in the fall will close by October

Some teachers are retiring rather than go back to school

CDC abdicates responsibility; will let kids get sick

German schools test students twice a week

Aug 5th

Trump learns nothing from 160,000 dead and wants to reopen Schools

Covid-19 may spread more easily in schools than thought, report warns.

Aug 4th

Trump administration sticks to plan to reopen schools (and infect millions?)

When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn’t Go Well.

Aug 3rd

Trump criticizes Birx after she warns U.S. it is unsafe to reopen schools as coronavirus outbreaks are extraordinarily widespread

As the Coronavirus Comes to School, a Tough Choice: When to Close

Ex FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb on MLB and Schools Reopening

July 13th

Teachers are writing their wills