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Beshear reports over 4K new COVID cases, positivity rate below 15%

There were 46 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Friday. That brings the state total to 13,565.
Published: Feb. 18, 2022 at 4:51 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear gave an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 4,388 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 1,258,447 cases. As of Friday, 1,540 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 292 are in the ICU, and 144 are on ventilators.

The governor said the state is seeing a 14.34% positivity rate. Of Friday’s new cases, 1,119 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 46 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Friday. That brings the state total to 13,565.

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