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2,424 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Wednesday

Posted at 4:21 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 16:30:28-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Wednesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 2,424 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 2,424 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 352,943.

"That number is far too high, but it is the lowest Wednesday in four weeks," Gov. Beshear noted. "When we looked back to January 6th there was 5,742 new cases of COVID-19. Today, less than half of that. Overall, that is a good sign."

Wednesday's positivity rate is 9.35%.

Gov. Beshear also announced 47 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 3,542.

At least 41,925 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19.