Ky. COVID update: Fewer than 500 new COVID cases reported Saturday


We continue to track the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic in Kentucky.(source: CDC)

Governor Beshear reported 426 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday bringing the state total to 455,575 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 2.63 percent positivity rate. Of Saturday’s new cases, 71 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 5 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Saturday, with 2 additional audit deaths. That brings the state total to 6,705.

357 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 102 are in the ICU, and 50 are on ventilators as of Saturday.

Due to delays with the federal vaccination database, there was no vaccination report today. On Friday, Governor Andy Beshear said 1,957,642 Kentuckians have gotten at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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