Gov. Beshear reports deadliest day of pandemic; highest positivity rate since May


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

Gov. Beshear reported 3,601 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 186,765 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 9.62 percent positivity rate. Of Wednesday’s new cases, 379 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 37 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, making it Kentucky’s deadliest day. The state death total is now 1,980.

As of Wednesday, 1,768 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 427 are in the ICU, and 234 are on ventilators.

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