Beshear reports deadliest day in state’s battle with COVID-19


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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDKY) – Governor Andy Beshear is providing an update on COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.

Gov. Beshear reported 2,931 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 142,008 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 9.10 percent positivity rate. Of Tuesday’s new cases, 325 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 33 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday. The state death total is now 1,697

As of Tuesday, 1,521 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 354 are in the ICU, and 50 are on ventilators.

The governor says he will announce new steps on Wednesday.

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