1,497 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Tuesday

Posted at 4:14 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 16:20:44-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 1,497 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 1,497 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 399,013.

Tuesday's positivity rate was 6.30%, the lowest since Nov. 4.

"That is good because the positivity rate is a leading, instead of a lagging, indicator," Gov. Beshear said.

Gov. Beshear also announced 16 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 4,476.

Specific numbers for Kentuckians hospitalized, in the ICU and on a ventilator due to coronavirus-related reasons were not given, but Gov. Beshear said the are generally stable. At least 47,067 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19.