Gov. Beshear reports lowest daily case total since December; 7.78% positivity rate

Published: Feb. 8, 2021 at 3:41 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 1,003 COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the state total to 378,793 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 7.78 percent positivity rate. Of Monday’s new cases, 175 are in kids 18 or younger.

Today’s case total is the lowest since Dec. 26.

There were 40 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, bringing the state total to 4,091. That includes data from January and February, and one from December.

As of Monday, 1,163 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 274 are in the ICU, and 142 are on ventilators. At least 44,961 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

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