FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Friday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 1,440 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 1,440 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 386,326.
Friday's positivity rate was 6.95%.
"It looks like we're going to have fewer cases than last week which would give us five straight weeks of declining cases. The positivity rate also continues to decline," said Gov. Beshear in a press release. "This says you're doing the right things and we're headed in the right direction. But even if you've been vaccinated, we have to continue to wear masks and social distance until we can defeat this thing once and for all."
Gov. Beshear also announced 42 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 4,253
As of Friday, 1,063 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 277 of which are in the ICU and 154 of which are on a ventilator.