2,261 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Friday

Posted at 5:12 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 17:14:53-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 2,261 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 2,261 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 374,268.

Friday's positivity rate was 8.16%, making it the lowest positivity rate since Dec. 28 for the second day in a row.

“No matter who you’re rooting for on Sunday, let’s make sure we hold on to our progress against this virus as Team Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear in a press release. “We’ve already vaccinated 10% of our population and every day we get closer to the finish line we’ve all been waiting for. Hang in there and do what it takes to protect each other a little bit longer.”

Gov. Beshear also announced 50 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 3,971.

As of Friday, 1,318 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons,330 of which are in the ICU and 167 of which are on a ventilator. At least 44,692 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19