Gov. Beshear reports 1,993 new COVID-19 cases; 28 deaths

Published: Feb. 19, 2021 at 4:21 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 1,993 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 394,687 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 6.89% positivity rate. Of Friday’s new cases, 332 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 28 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, bringing the state total to 4,401.

As of Friday, 923 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 265 are in the ICU, and 131 are on ventilators. At least 46,473 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

“Overall, our COVID-19 numbers are coming down, which is great news – but we can’t let our guard down when we’re this close to finishing the fight,” said Gov. Beshear.

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