Gov. Beshear reports highest-ever daily total for COVID-19 cases and deaths

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

Gov. Beshear reported 4,151 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 183,168 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 9.59 percent positivity rate. Of Tuesday’s new cases, 461 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 35 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday. The state death total is now 1,943.

The governor also said another veteran has died at the Thomson-Hood Veteran Center, making it 31 total.

Tuesday marks the highest-ever daily case total and also the state’s deadliest day.

As of Tuesday, 1,777 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 441 are in the ICU, and 241 are on ventilators. Those are all record-high numbers.

At least 28,486 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

State officials gave an update on contact tracing, saying they’re overwhelmed by the spread of the virus. They’re reminding folks of the guidance they’ve provided for people who contract COVID-19 and those who were near someone with COVID-19. You can find that information on contact tracing here at the state’s website.

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