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Kentucky continues to see record-breaking numbers in ICUs with 3,869 new COVID cases

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Aug 20, 2021

(LEX 18) — Friday, Kentucky reported 3,869 new cases of COVID-19. Intensive Care Units across the Commonwealth see a record-breaking 487 cases.

255 people are on ventilators, breaking the record high of 254 set on December 17, 2020.

The positivity rate is 12.80%, 1,780 new hospitalizations and six new deaths. An additional 34 deaths have been reported through an ongoing mortality review of death certificates received after February 1, 2021.

For more on Kentucky's daily COVID-19 report click here.