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Gov. Beshear reports over 1,600 new COVID-19 cases; 8.55% positivity rate

Governor Andy Beshear holds a news conference to give an update on the COVID-19 situation in...
Governor Andy Beshear holds a news conference to give an update on the COVID-19 situation in Kentucky.(WKYT)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 4:51 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 1,618 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the state total to 481,001 cases. The governor says the state is seeing an 8.55% positivity rate. Of Thursday’s new cases, 328 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were two new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Thursday. That brings the state total to 7,327.

As of Thursday, 608 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 189 are in the ICU, and 82 are on ventilators.

The governor reported 2,291,046 Kentuckians have been vaccinated.

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