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1,618 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kentucky, 1/3 of counties are in 'red zone'

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Jul 29, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — 1/3 of Kentucky counties have high transmission levels of COVID-19, according to state data.

40 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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In Thursday's COVID-19 report, 1,618 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state. The current positivity rate has also gone up to 8.55%.

608 Kentuckians are in the hospital from the virus, 189 are in the ICU, and 82 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 7,327.

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

2,291,046 Kentuckians have been vaccinated.