LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 747 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 747new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to ().
Wednesday's positivity rate is 3.11%.
Gov. Beshear also announced nine new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 6,485.
As of Wednesday, 434 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 119 of which are in the ICU and 59 of which are on a ventilator.
As of Wednesday, 1,742,037 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“This week, I’ve visited a few of our state’s most unique vaccination sites – from a mobile clinic run out of an emergency management van that can meet people where they are, to a pop-up clinic at a professional soccer game,” said Gov. Beshear in a press release. “No matter where you are, there’s a convenient, and sometimes even fun, place where you can get your shot of hope, protect yourself and save lives.”