Ky. positivity rate continues to hover around 3%


FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the virus that causes COVID-19. Doctors at Kyoto University Hospital said Thursday, April 8, 2021, they have successfully performed the world’s first lung transplant from living donors to a patient with severe lung damage from the COVID-19.(NIAID-RML via AP, File)

The governor’s office announced 505 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky on Saturday. The state total is now at least 432,720 cases to date. The state’s positivity rate is at 2.99%.

Officials also reported 10 new deaths Saturday. There were also 8 new deaths reported from the state audit. That brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in Kentucky to 6,241.

At least 370 Kentuckians are currently hospitalized, with 92 in the ICU and 48 on ventilators.

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