Beshear announced 638 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of cases to 38,930. Seventeen of the new cases were from children 5 and younger.
"Saturday's COVID report, unfortunately, suggests this is going to be the highest week of total cases that we've ever had, though our positivity rate is going down a little bit," said Gov. Beshear. "Folks, this thing is real. We are at war with it and we are going to have to be the strong, resilient, and also patient Kentuckians that we are to make sure that we prevent loss of life, that we promote health and that we protect our children, that we should never, ever experiment with."
Six more Kentuckians passed away as a result of the virus, bringing the total number of deaths to 810. The new deaths include a 74-year-old man from Graves County and an 89-year-old man from McCracken County.
At least 9,091 Kentuckians have recovered, although this number is likely low since not all health departments report recoveries.
The positivity rate currently stands at 5.45 percent.
Beshear said more young people are testing positive, especially in hot spots.
He said, "When you look at how hard children are being hit now, 322 people under the age of 18 have tested positive since the beginning of this in Warren County alone."