Beshear reports third-highest case total since beginning of pandemic

Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 4:59 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 4,941 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 581,982 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 13.35% positivity rate. Of Wednesday’s new cases, 1,560 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 12 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Wednesday. That brings the state total to 7,776.

As of Wednesday, 2,267 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 644 are in the ICU, and 410 are on ventilators.

The governor also reported 2,534,200 Kentuckians vaccinated.

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