FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 880 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky.
"That is one of the lowest Tuesdays in months," Gov. Beshear noted.
Kentucky's positivity rate continues to decline. Tuesday's positivity rate was 3.94%, the lowest since Sept. 21.
Gov. Beshear also announced 21 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 4,850.
As of Tuesday, 551 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 147 of which are in the ICU and 81 of which are on a ventilator.