FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Thursday Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 834 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 834 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 435,743.
Of the 834 new cases, Gov. Beshear said that 116 were Kentuckians 18 or younger.
The positivity rate is slowly climbing. Thursday's positivity rate was 3.45%.
"Think about how excited we were to be under 3 (percent). We're ticking up, and up and up," Gov. Beshear said.
Gov. Beshear also announced 17 new coronavirus-related deaths, including a 47-year-old from Barren County, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 6,302.
As of Thursday, 416 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 102 of which are in the ICU and 49 of which are on ventilators. At least 50,642 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19.