Gov. Beshear reports 1,493 COVID cases, positivity rate below 6%

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(Gov. Andy Beshear, Team Kentucky)

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

Governor Beshear reported 1,493 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 738,190 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 5.66% positivity rate.

Of Tuesday’s new cases, 421 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 25 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Tuesday. That brings the state total to 9,665.

As of Tuesday, 893 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 266 are in the ICU, and 148 are on ventilators.

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