(LEX 18) — On Friday, 5,133 cases of COVID-19 were reported, along with 45 deaths.
"Today, Friday, we're reporting 5,133 new cases of COVID-19 – way too many at a time when our hospital's systems are already being overrun," said Governor Andy Beshear in a video.
The positivity rate continues to decrease with 12.88%.
Today I am announcing 45 deaths and 5,133 newly reported cases of COVID-19 – way too many at a time when our hospitals are overrun. For the second straight day, we have less than 100 ICU beds available across the commonwealth. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/ishqnKe0aK
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) September 17, 2021
1,469 of the cases belong to the 18-years and under age group.
2,426 people were hospitalized, 647 intensive care unit admittances, and 463 people were placed on ventilators - a pandemic record.
For the full daily COVID-19 report click here.