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Gov. Beshear reports 1,786 new COVID cases, 29 deaths

Published: Oct. 19, 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 1,786 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 728,860 cases. The governor says the state is seeing an 7.17% positivity rate.

Of Tuesday’s new cases, 423 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 29 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Tuesday. That brings the state total to 9,425.

As of Tuesday, 1,202 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 355 are in the ICU, and 226 are on ventilators.

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