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2,596 new COVID cases: The highest Monday on record

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Posted at 4:52 PM, Aug 23, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — In Monday afternoon's Team Kentucky briefing Governor Andy Beshear reported 2,596 new COVID cases, the highest recorded Monday.

Kentucky has hit a positivity rate of 12.87% and a record number of people hospitalized with 1,893 patients. 17 deaths were reported on Monday.

A record number of 529 ICU patients admitted and a record high on ventilators with 301.