FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) – After a record-setting number of COVID-19 daily cases Wednesday, Kentucky has surpassed that number again Thursday.

There were 9,836 new cases of COVID-19, boosting the state’s positivity rate to 23.67%. There were also 35 new reported deaths.

There are 1,783 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 402 in the ICU, and 227 people on ventilators.

Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Wearing a mask while indoors or in crowded areas
  • Cover any sneezes and/or coughs
  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds
  • Getting your vaccine/booster

The CDC recommends anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. Kentuckians can find a test near them by visiting govstatus.egov.com/ky-get-COVID-tested.

The CDC also recommends moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Those seeking a booster or vaccine can visit vaccines.gov/search to find a location.