Gov. Beshear extends mask mandate; reports 2,990 new COVID-19 cases

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

The governor announced he signed extensions to some executive orders, including the facial covering mandate for another 30 days.

Gov. Beshear reported 2,990 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 261,492 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 8.41 percent positivity rate.

There were 31 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday. The state death total is now 2,594.

As of Tuesday, 1,635 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 380 are in the ICU, and 211 are on ventilators.

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