FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Thursday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 4,324 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky, making it a new record of daily new cases. After the removal of duplicates, the 4,324 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 213,450.
Despite the record number of new cases, Thursday's positivity rate was 9.13%, making it the seventh straight day that the positivity rate has decreased.
Gov. Beshear also announced 28 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 2,146.
As of Thursday, 1,756 people are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 442 of which are in the ICU and 231 are on ventilators. At least 30,605 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.