3,955 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Friday

Posted at 5:59 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 20:58:39-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LE 18) — On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 3,955 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 3,955 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 321,270.

“These case numbers are still far too high, but there is hopeful news today, too. We are on track as we ramp up to meet our goal of administering 90% of all vaccine received within seven days of arrival,” said Gov. Beshear. “In fact, last week we administered more doses of vaccine than we received.”

Friday's positivity rate is 12.09%.

Gov. Beshear also announced 19 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 3,061.

As of Friday, 1,644 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 392 of which are in the ICU and 203 of which are on a ventilator. At least 40,100 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19.

Vaccine Update

Gov Beshear said 325,625 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received in Kentucky and 190,547 doses have been administered. Of those doses, 31,158 have been administered to long-term care facility residents and staff.