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Governor Beshear announces under 1,000 new cases, positivity rate falls slightly

Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on COVID-19 in Kentucky.
Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on COVID-19 in Kentucky.(Governor Andy Beshear/Youtube)
Published: Feb. 21, 2021 at 3:21 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear provided an update on COVID-19 Sunday afternoon.

Gov. Beshear reported 979 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky on Sunday. This brings the total number of cases in the state to 396,997.

The state’s positivity rate fell slightly and now sits at 6.72%.

902 Kentuckians remain hospitalized, with 248 in the ICU. 148 patients remain on a ventilator.

The governor also reported 21 new deaths Sunday, bringing the state’s death toll to 4,447.

4,369,638 tests have been administered in Kentucky, with 46,753 Kentuckians having recovered from the virus.

As of Sunday, 38 out of 120 counties are in the red zone on the state’s COVID-19 incidence rate map.

You can see how your county is doing right now here.

If you have any questions about the coronavirus in Kentucky, call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

You can also find more information, including how to protect your family, by visiting Kentucky’s official COVID-19 website: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

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