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Governor Beshear announces decline in positivity rate, no counties in red zone

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear(WBKO)
Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 5:11 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - In his daily COVID-19 social media update, Governor Andy Beshear announced that the state’s positivity rate dipped slightly on Thursday.

The governor announced 429 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the state’s total case number to 459,540.

65 of Thursday’s new cases were children 18 and younger. 307 Kentuckians remain hospitalized with 91 in the ICU. 46 patients remain on a ventilator. The state’s positivity rate rose to 2.52%.

Gov. Beshear also announced six deaths Thursday, all of which were newly reported. This brings the state’s death toll to 7,077.

At least 2,061,664 Kentuckians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

6,655,279 tests have been administered thus far and at least 52,880 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

As of Thursday, none of the state’s 120 counties is 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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