Gov. Beshear reports 638 new COVID-19 cases; 3.50% positivity rate

Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 5:01 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

The governor says 1,851,835 Kentuckians have gotten at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Governor Beshear reported 638 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 448,215 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 3.50 percent positivity rate. Of Friday’s new cases, 158 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 10 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, as well as one additional audit death. That brings the state total to 6,559.

As of Friday, 412 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 106 are in the ICU, and 52 are on ventilators.

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