1,781 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Tuesday

Posted at 4:17 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 20:53:58-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 1,781 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 1,781 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 280,836.

"That is our lowest Tuesday in weeks," Gov. Beshear noted.

Tuesday's positivity rate was 11.4%.

Gov. Beshear also announced 23 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 2,772.

As of Tuesday, 1,760 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 430 of which are in the ICU and 215 of which are on a ventilator. At least 37,502 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19.