Ky. positivity rate at 3% heading into Easter Sunday


FILE – This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)

The governor’s office announced 587 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky on Saturday. The state total is now at least 429,106 cases to date. The state’s positivity rate is at 3.00%.

Officials also reported 8 new deaths Saturday. There were also 12 new deaths reported from the state audit. That brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in Kentucky to 6,149.

At least 368 Kentuckians are currently hospitalized, with 89 in the ICU and 50 on ventilators.

The governor also said that there will be no reporting on April 4 in observance of Easter Sunday.

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