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Governor Beshear announces less than 800 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday

Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on COVID-19.
Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on COVID-19.(Governor Andy Beshear/Facebook)
Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 5:01 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Beshear announces 785 new cases and seven new deaths Wednesday.

Six of the deaths recorded are audit deaths, with one new death.

The state’s positivity rate slightly declined to 3.39%.

Now 438,927 Kentuckians contracted COVID-19, while 6,373 Kentuckians have died.

50,923 have recovered from the virus.

5,368,228 people across the commonwealth have received tests.

“As we can see from today’s case numbers, this virus isn’t going away on its own. We have to come together to stop it. Hundreds of Kentuckians are still getting sick every day. Our people are still dying from COVID-19,” said Gov. Beshear. “But we have the power to defeat this pandemic now, and the way we can do that is by choosing to get vaccinated.”

Governor Beshear is encouraging anyone 16 or older to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

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As of Wednesday, 11 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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