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3,179 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Friday

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 17:20:11-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 3,179 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 3,179 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 237,190.

Friday's positivity rate was 8.59%.

Gov. Beshear also announced 28 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 2,344.

As of Friday, 1,712 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 410 of which are in the ICU and
227 of which are on a ventilator.

Gov. Beshear also reminded restaurant and bar owners to apply for assistance through the Team Kentucky Food and Beverage Relief Fund by midnight tonight if they have not already done so.