2,250 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Tuesday

Posted at 4:35 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 16:39:47-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 2,250 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 2,250 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 330,907.

"That is lower than last week and lower than the week of December 28," Gov. Beshear noted.

Tuesday's positivity rate was 11.55%.

"That is the second lowest since January 5," Gov. Beshear said of the positivity rate. "This is still higher than we'd like to be, but it is good to see that when it hit 12 (percent) it did not continue to escalate like it did in so many other states."

Gov. Beshear also announced 27 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 3,194.

As of Tuesday, 1,633 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 442 of which are in the ICU and 208 of which are on a ventilator.