Gov. Beshear reports 440 new COVID-19 cases; 2.40% positivity rate


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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDKY) – Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 440 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 457,062 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 2.40% positivity rate. Of Wednesday’s new cases, 78 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 16 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, and three new audit deaths. That brings the state total to 6,744.

As of Wednesday, 349 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 109 are in the ICU, and 50 are on ventilators.

The governor announced 2,010,846 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.

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