FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 3,784 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 3,784 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 265,262.
“Our report for today is higher than it has been for a number of days. The progress we have made is fragile. We have to keep working and making good decisions every day,” said Gov. Beshear in a press release. “We need everybody to be safe this New Year’s Eve. Do not gather in large groups.”
Wednesday's positivty rate is 9.09%.
Gov. Beshear also announced 29 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 2,623.
As of Wednesday, 1,673 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 433 of which are in the ICU and 234 of which are on a ventilator.