FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – Gov. Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.
Gov. Beshear reported 4,815 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 562,623 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 13.33% positivity rate, an all-time high. Of Friday’s new cases, 1,529 are in kids 18 or younger.
There were 18 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Friday. That brings the state total to 7,685.
As of Friday, 2,129 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 592 are in the ICU, and 349 are on ventilators.
The governor also reported 2,496,578 Kentuckians vaccinated.