Beshear reports over 5K new cases; positivity rate above 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 5,252 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the state total to 615,168 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 14.04% positivity rate. Of Thursday’s new cases, 1,602 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 36 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Thursday. That brings the state total to 7,971.

As of Thursday, 2,479 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 665 are in the ICU, and 434 are on ventilators.

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