FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Saturday, Governor Andy Beshear's office reported 49 more Kentuckians have died after contracting COVID-19.
That means 4,020 people have died across the state due to the pandemic since COVID-19 was first detected March 6, 2020.
The governor also reported 1,998 new cases of COVID-19.
The state's positivity rate continues to drop and is now 8.07%.
There are currently 1,294 COVID-positive patients at Kentucky hospitals.
318 of those patients are in the ICU and 164 are using a ventilator.