Beshear reports fifth-highest number of new COVID cases since the pandemic began

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

Gov. Beshear reported 4,638 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 547,657 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 12.89% positivity rate. Of Tuesday’s new cases, 1,335 are in kids 18 or younger.

Tuesday’s new case total is the fifth-highest report since the pandemic began.

There were 17 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Tuesday. That brings the state total to 7,575.

As of Tuesday, 2,014 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 589 are in the ICU, and 338 are on ventilators.

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