FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – Gov. Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Beshear reported 5,530 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 856,145 cases. The governor said the state is seeing a 14.46% positivity rate, a new record for the year. Of Wednesday’s new cases, 911 are in kids 18 or younger.

During the pandemic, only one other day had more new COVID-19 cases than today. Jan. 6, 2021, had 5,742 new cases.

There were 21 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Wednesday. That brings the state total to 12,118.

There are currently 1,434 Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19, 369 in the ICU, and 220 on a ventilator.