2,990 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Tuesday

Posted at 4:16 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 17:06:11-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 2,990 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 2,990 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 261,492.

"Too many cases, but this is slightly less than Tuesday of last week," Gov. Beshear noted. "It suggests either that we have plateu'd or we have decrease in cases. We certainly know that we have stopped the exponential growth."

Tuesday's positivity rate is 8.41%.

Gov. Beshear also reported 31 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 2,594

As of Tuesday, 1,635 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 380 of which are in the ICU and 211 of which are on a ventilator.