963 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Thursday

Posted at 4:26 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 16:36:54-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Thursday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 963 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky.

"For a Thursday, that is the lowest day, I believe, since October 8," Gov. Beshear noted.

Kentucky's positivity rate is slightly up. Thursday's positivity rate was 7.07%.

Gov. Beshear also announced 37 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 4,373

Specific numbers of Kentuckians hospitalized, in the ICU and on a ventilator due to coronavirus-related reasons were not given, but Gov. Beshear said those numbers are relatively stable.