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Saturday COVID-19 update: 4,240 new cases, 20 new deaths

Andy Beshear
Posted at 7:00 PM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-09 19:00:38-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Saturday, Governor Andy Beshear reported another 4,240 COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.

That means the state's total has crossed the 300,000 mark. There have been 300,398 cases since early March 2020.

20 more Kentuckians have died after contracting COVID-19, raising the state's death toll in the pandemic to 2,876.

The state's positivity rate continues to rise and is now 12.32%.

There are currently 1,752 COVID-positive patients being treated at Kentucky hospitals. 384 of those patients are in the ICU and 201 are using a ventilator.