285 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Monday

Posted at 4:17 PM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 18:42:02-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Monday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 285 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 285 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 452,821.

"That is around where Mondays have been the past three or four weeks," Gov. Beshear noted.

Kentucky's positivity rate dropped to 2.78%.

Gov. Beshear also announced six new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 6,662. As of Monday, at least 52,238 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19.

As of Monday, at least 1,927,168 Kentuckians have received at least the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or have received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.