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Sunday COVID-19 update: 2,860 new cases; 25 more deaths

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 22:41:14-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Sunday, the governor's office announced 2,860 new cases of COVID-19.

The state's daily report also shows 25 more Kentuckians have died after contracting COVID-19.

The death toll from the pandemic is now 2,723.

The positivity rate has increased to 11.12%, up from 10.79% on Saturday.

The governor says on Monday, we should expect an explanation on the increasing positivity rate.

Currently, there are 1,677 COVID-positive patients in Kentucky hospitals. 421 of those patients are in the ICU and 196 are using a ventilator.