Beshear again reports over 5K new cases; positivity rate at 14%


(Gov. Andy Beshear, Team Kentucky)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – Gov. Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Gov. Beshear reported 5,197 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 620,356 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 14% positivity rate. Of Friday’s new cases, 1,443 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 32 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Friday. That brings the state total to 8,003.

As of Friday, 2,541 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 698 are in the ICU, and 448 are on ventilators.

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