(LEX 18) — Wednesday Kentucky reported 4,849 new cases of COVID-19 along with 65 deaths, the third-highest report since the pandemic began.
This is the second-highest day for deaths with 69 recorded on Jan 28.
Of those cases 1,518 are minors. From the 0-9 age group another record high increase of 611 new cases and the age group 10-19 with 1,009.
The state positvity rate is the highest it's ever been at 13.16%.
Hospitalizations set a new record with 2,074. ICU saw 549 and 338 people are on ventilators.
Today I am sad to announce 65 deaths and 4,849 newly reported cases of COVID-19, the third highest report since the pandemic began. Of those cases, 1,518 are kids. Our positivity rate is the highest it’s ever been at 13.16% and hospitalizations have hit another record. pic.twitter.com/ExLM086aQX
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) August 25, 2021
For the full COVID-19 daily report click here.