1,593 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kentucky, 36 counties in 'red zone'

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — COVID-19 cases in Kentucky are continuing to go up, and the number of counties considered in the "red zone" for transmission is rising as well.

In Wednesday's COVID-19 report, 1,593 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state. The current positivity rate has also gone up to 8.29%.

571 Kentuckians are in the hospital from the virus, 185 are in the ICU, and 83 people are on a ventilator.

Two more people have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of those who died from COVID-19 in the state to 7,325.

36 counties are considered in the "red zone" by the state. That means the county has 25 or more average daily cases per 100,000 people.

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To get the number of cases down, the state has nine recommendations for all red counties.

2,286,288 Kentuckians have been vaccinated.