2,443 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Tuesday

Posted at 5:26 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 17:32:15-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 2,443 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky.

Tuesday's positivity rate was 8.83%, making it the fifth straight day that Kentucky's positivity rate stayed under 9%.

Gov. Beshear also announced 32 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 3,812.

"Here in Kentucky and across the county we are seeing case numbers declining and we want to continue to see that trend,” said Gov. Beshear in a press release. “Unfortunately, we also continue to see far more deaths than we’d like to. There are 13 individuals in this report who were only in their 50s and 60s when they passed away from this virus."

As of Tuesday, 1,335 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 373 of which are in the ICU and 172 of which are on a ventilator.

Vaccine update

Gov. Beshear also announced that the president's administration is increasing Kentucky's supply by 5%.

“But there is really good news today, too,” said Gov. Beshear. “The president announced that his administration is increasing our supply another 5%. Again, our challenge is supply, supply, supply. Remember, we will get a vaccine to everybody, it’s just going to take some time.”