Gov. Beshear reports 2,582 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths

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: Oct. 5, 2021 at 4:50 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 2,582 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 702,951 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 9.13% positivity rate. Of Tuesday’s new cases, 605 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 15 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Tuesday. That brings the state total to 8,921.

As of Tuesday, 1,677 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 494 are in the ICU, and 323 are on ventilators.

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