Gov. Beshear reports third-highest daily COVID-19 case increase

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDKY) – Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Gov. Beshear reported 4,750 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 296,167 cases. That’s the third-highest one-day increase in cases the commonwealth has seen since the pandemic began.

The governor says the state is seeing an 11.93 percent positivity rate.

There were 13 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Friday. The state death total is now 2,856.

In positive COVID-related news, Gov. Beshear said the state has improved its total number of vaccinations given to 107,799. The governor says that’s an increase of over 47,000 in just the last few days.

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