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1,017 new cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday, including 18 deaths

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 16:26:35-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — More than a thousand cases were reported Wednesday as the state continues to battle the coronavirus.

"We have made incredible strides against this evil virus, but we can't let up yet," said Gov. Beshear. "Even Kentuckians who have been vaccinated should continue to mask up, social distance and keep any gatherings small. Team Kentucky, we are so close to getting through this together, but we must remain vigilant and run through the finish line to slow the spread and save as many lives as possible."

1,017 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday. 934 Kentuckians are currently in the hospital, 259 are in the ICU, and 128 are on a ventilator.

18 more people have died from the virus, bringing the state's total coronavirus-related deaths to 4,336. The state positivity rate is 6.99%.

The top counties with the most positive cases today are Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton, and Boone. Each county reported at least 40 new cases.

To see a list of those who have died from the virus today, click here.