Gov. Beshear reports 2,261 new COVID-19 cases; 8.16% positivity rate

Published: Feb. 5, 2021 at 5:08 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 2,261 COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 374,268 cases. The governor says the state is seeing an 8.16 percent positivity rate. Of Friday’s new cases, 339 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 50 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, bringing the state total to 3,971.

As of Friday, 1,318 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 330 are in the ICU, and 167 are on ventilators. At least 44,692 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

“No matter who you’re rooting for on Sunday, let’s make sure we hold on to our progress against this virus as Team Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’ve already vaccinated 10% of our population and every day we get closer to the finish line we’ve all been waiting for. Hang in there and do what it takes to protect each other a little bit longer.”

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