Commonwealth Policy Center

Kentucky lags behind Tennessee in the number of people tested for COVID-19. As of last week, Tennessee tested approximately 110,000 residents while Kentucky has tested about 33,000. Interestingly, Tennessee has had fewer deaths: 157 compared to Kentucky’s 171 as of Wednesday. Now, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced that he is ramping up COVID-19 testing in the Commonwealth. Beshear said at his press briefing that the testing will be provided “to all who want it.” He said state officials plan to deploy 20,000 tests a week, which is a significant increase from previous weeks. And this is good news for people who want to see Kentucky get back to work and return to a state of normalcy.