LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Kentucky reported 9,450 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. Of the new cases, 2,348 include those under the age of 18.

The state’s positivity rate is now 26.79%. There were also 9 new deaths reported, bringing the state’s death toll up to 12,434.

Currently, there are 1,953 people hospitalized with COVID-19 with 449 in the ICU and 237 on a ventilator.

The FDA shared how to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Wash your hands often with plain soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
  • Avoid crowds and practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet apart from others)

The CDC recommends anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. Kentuckians can find a test near them by visiting govstatus.egov.com/ky-get-COVID-tested.

The CDC also recommends moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Those seeking a booster or vaccine can visit vaccines.gov/search to find a location. Edited