Gov. Beshear reports 1,514 new cases; positivity rate near nine percent

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDKY) – Governor Andy Beshear is providing an update on COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.

Gov. Beshear reported 1,514 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the state total to 139,097 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 8.98 percent positivity rate. Of Monday’s new cases, 173 are in kids 18 or younger.

Today marks the second-highest Monday for total number of cases.

There were three reported COVID-19 related deaths on Monday. The state death total is now 1,664.

As of Monday, 1,442 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 360 are in the ICU, and 128 are on ventilators. At least 24,568 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

Secretary Eric Friedlander says long term care facilities are going to “severely limit holiday visitation.”

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