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1,255 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Tuesday

Posted at 4:15 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 17:52:24-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 1,255 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 1,255 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 390,762.

"That is the lowest Tuesday in more than a month," Gov. Beshear noted.

Tuesday's positivity rate was 6.58%.

"Fairly stable right now, but still decreasing a little bit at a time," Gov. Beshear said of the positivity rate.

Gov. Beshear also announced 27 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 4,318.

As of Tuesday, 935 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons.