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Saturday COVID-19 update: 3,096 cases, 32 more deaths

Posted at 3:44 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 15:44:15-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Saturday, Governor Andy Beshear's office reported 3,096 more cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky.

There have been a total of 324,325 cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic hit in early March 2020.

32 more Kentuckians have died after contracting the virus. The death toll during the pandemic is now 3,093.

The state's positivity rate is 11.74%.

There are currently 1,631 COVID-positive patients at Kentucky hospitals.

408 of those patients are in the ICU and 214 are using a ventilator.