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Gov. Beshear reports 3,728 new COVID-19 cases; record daily death total

Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 3:41 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman is announcing new steps in the state’s effort to get internet access in every Kentucky home with a new internet speed test. You can contribute by taking the speed test here.

“By completing these speed tests all across the commonwealth, we can find out where we need internet access and where we need better internet access,” Gov. Beshear said.

Gov. Beshear reported 3,728 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the state total to 338,034 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 11.05 percent positivity rate. Of Thursday’s new cases, 506 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 58 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday, which is the highest daily total ever reported. The state death total is now 3,301.

As of Thursday, 1,604 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 395 are in the ICU, and 209 are on ventilators. At least 41,469 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

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