Beshear reports over 5K new COVID cases; fourth-highest report since pandemic began

Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear (Governor Andy Beshear)

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

Gov. Beshear reported 5,111 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 592,489 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 13.17% positivity rate. Of Friday’s new cases, 1,547 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 24 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Friday. That brings the state total to 7,845.

As of Friday, 2,365 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 661 are in the ICU, and 425 are on ventilators.

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