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Beshear reports over 15K cases, positivity rate down

Beshear reports over 15K cases, positivity rate down
Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 4:35 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 15,822 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 1,140,887 cases. As of Friday, 2,453 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 446 are in the ICU, and 254 are on ventilators.

The governor said the state is seeing a 30.50% positivity rate. Of Friday’s new cases, 3,780 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 34 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Friday. That brings the state total to 12,890.

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