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Governor Beshear announces less than 400 new cases, positivity rate down near 2%

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear(WBKO)
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 4:57 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Beshear provided an update on COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, as the positivity rate continues to fall.

The governor announced 361 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the state’s total case number to 461,446.

67 of Wednesday’s new cases were children 18 and younger. 279 Kentuckians remain hospitalized with 88 in the ICU. 48 patients remain on a ventilator. The state’s positivity rate is 2.06%.

Gov. Beshear also announced 12 deaths Wednesday, all of which were newly reported. This brings the state’s death toll to 7,121.

At least 2,094,236 Kentuckians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

6,711,589 tests have been administered thus far and at least Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

As of Wednesday, one 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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