FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 2,454 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 2,454 new cases of COVID-19 brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 223,104.
Sunday's positivity rate was 8.52%.
“We are seeing good trends and getting great news in our battle against COVID-19. We saw 1,235 fewer positive cases and our positivity rate declined 1.23% Sunday to Sunday this week, and now we are less than 24 hours from the true beginning of the end of this virus,” Gov. Beshear said in a press release. “Our community doctors and nurses, as well as long-term care residents and staff, are preparing to do their part first. We will all get a turn. When it is your turn, I strongly encourage you to get vaccinated so you can do your part to protect yourself, your family and our entire state.”
Gov. Beshear also announced 15 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 2,207.
As of Sunday, 1,712 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 434 of which are in the ICU and 224 of which are on a ventilator.