FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 3,433 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 3,433 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 334,321.
Wednesday's positivity rate is 11.29%, making it the fifth straight day that the positivity rate has remained under 12%.
“While there is still so much pain and darkness in our commonwealth due to this pandemic, we are beginning to see the light ahead of us,” said Gov. Beshear in a press release. “This plateauing positivity rate is great news for Kentucky, especially as we continue to bring more of these live-saving vaccines to our people each week.”
Gov. Beshear also announced 49 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 3,243.
As of Wednesday, 1,678 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 399 of which are in the ICU and 205 of which are on a ventilator. At least 41,240 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19.