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COVID-19 positivity rate continues to drop in Kentucky

COVID-19 death toll jumps to 85 in the United States
Posted at 4:11 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 16:11:31-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Sunday, Governor Beshear's office reported that the positivity rate of COVID-19 had dropped below 8%.

The current rate is now 7.97%.

There were 1,532 new cases of COVID-19 reported across the state.

31 more Kentuckians have died after contracting the virus. The death toll is now 4,051.

There are currently 1,235 COVID-positive patients in Kentucky hospitals. 290 of those patients are in the ICU, and 140 are using a ventilator.