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Saturday COVID-19 update: Positivity rate continues to decline

Posted at 4:29 PM, Jan 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-23 16:29:58-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — The positivity rate of COVID-19 in Kentucky is now 10.56% according to Governor Beshear's office.

Just over a week ago, the rate was more than 12%.

In Saturday's report, the governor's office did report 3,795 new cases of COVID-19.

There were also 49 more deaths reported. 3,386 Kentuckians have now died after contracting COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

1,604 Kentuckians who are COVID-positive are currently hospitalized. 403 of those patients are in the ICU and 209 are using a ventilator.