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Beshear reports over 13K new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate continues to rise

Beshear reports over 13K new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate continues to rise
Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 4:52 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 13,614 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the state total to 1,040,420 cases. As of Thursday, 2,298 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 434 are in the ICU, and 271 are on ventilators.

The governor says the state is seeing a 31.37% positivity rate. Of Thursday’s new cases, 3,608 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 20 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Thursday. That brings the state total to 12,659.

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