FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 4,560 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 4,560 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 313,282.
“We’re going to pass 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in the commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear in a press release. “That is tragic. We can stop this. We need to wear masks. We need to follow the rules and restrictions, and now is not the time to pull away the authority that keeps us safe. That allows us to be fluid and flexible with a virus that appears to be mutating and spreading more aggressively.”
Wednesday's positivity rate was 12.29%.
Gov. Beshear also announced 47 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 2,991.
As of Wednesday, 1,702 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 403 of which are in the ICU and 225 of which are on a ventilator.