- Jefferson County had nearly one-third of the new coronavirus cases Sunday, with 152. Other counties with more than 10 new cases in the daily report were Fayette, 76; Madison, 29; Kenton, 20; Calloway, 11; and Marion, 10.
- Conflicting orders have left unclear who is and who isn't protected from eviction in Kentucky, Matt Mencarini reports for the Louisville Courier Journal. Cathy Hinko, head of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, told him, "Now we're down to this arm-wrestling between sheriffs and the court system and the governor. . . . The lack of clarity in the face of a pandemic maelstrom of displacement is beyond comprehension." Beshear said at his Thursday briefing that he will make an announcement Monday about an agreement to settle a Northern Kentucky eviction lawsuit and funnel some CARES Act money to landlords. Chris Otts of WDRB also reports on the issue.
- The University of Louisville will require its students to be tested for the coronavirus, after initially only encouraging them to do so, Sarah Ladd reports for the Courier Journal. Free testing will begin Monday and tests must be taken between Aug. 24 and Sept. 4. Failure to comply may lead to "disciplinary action if necessary," U of L said.
- Chris Kenning of the Courier Journal tells the story of a hospital chaplain and the entries from a journal he has kept since the start of the pandemic: "His journal, alternating in tone between the brevity and stoicism of a sea captain’s log about a gale to passages of emotional storytelling, is filled with instances of front-line health workers scrambling bravely amid the dangers and chaos of life-and-death emergencies."
- Six positive coroanavirus tests have been confirmed at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center, a nursing home in Hazard, among one employee and five veterans, Evan Hatter reports for WYMT-TV.
Kentucky Health News is an independent news service of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky, with support from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.