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Beshear reports 4,815 new COVID-19 cases; 13.33% positivity rate

There were 18 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Friday. That brings the state total to 7,685.
Published: Aug. 27, 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 4,815 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 562,623 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 13.33% positivity rate, an all-time high. Of Friday’s new cases, 1,529 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 18 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Friday. That brings the state total to 7,685.

As of Friday, 2,129 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 592 are in the ICU, and 349 are on ventilators.

The governor also reported 2,496,578 Kentuckians vaccinated.

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