Gov. Beshear reports over 1,500 new COVID-19 cases; positivity rate above 8%

Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 4:49 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 1,593 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 479,431 cases. The governor says the state is seeing an 8.29% positivity rate. Of Wednesday’s new cases, 343 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were two new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Wednesday. That brings the state total to 7,325.

As of Wednesday, 571 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 185 are in the ICU, and 83 are on ventilators.

The governor reported 2,286,288 Kentuckians have been vaccinated.

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