2,756 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Friday

Posted at 5:52 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 17:53:53-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 2,756 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 2,756 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 340,779.

“Folks, there’s a pretty simple reason why I think our cases are declining, and that’s that I see you all doing the hard work,” said Gov. Beshear in a press release. “I see people wearing masks now more than ever and engaging in social distancing when they can. Keep it up. We are going to beat this virus in 2021. We’ve just got to protect everyone until we get there.”

Friday's positivity rate is 10.8%.

Gov. Beshear also announced 36 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 3,337.

As of Friday, 1,561 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 387 of which are in the ICU and 195 of which are on a ventilator.