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‘Folks, take care of yourselves:’ Beshear reports record-high COVID numbers

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: Jan. 21, 2022 at 4:51 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 16,130 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 1,056,284 cases. As of Friday, 2,347 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 439 are in the ICU, and 268 are on ventilators.

The governor says the state is seeing a 32.10% positivity rate. Of Friday’s new cases, 4,108 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 28 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Friday. That brings the state total to 12,687.

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