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Governor Beshear announces continuing decline of Covid-19 positivity rate in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on COVID-19.
Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on COVID-19.(Governor Andy Beshear/Facebook)
Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 4:56 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear provided an update on COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, as the states positivity rate continues to decline.

The governor announced 210 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the state’s total case number to 464,033.

28 of Wednesday’s new cases were children 18 and younger. 196 Kentuckians remain hospitalized with 55 in the ICU. 32 patients remain on a ventilator. The state’s positivity rate is 1.85%.

Gov. Beshear also announced two deaths Wednesday, both newly reported. This brings the state’s death toll to 7,196.

6,835,196 tests have been administered thus far and at least 53,383 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

As of Wednesday, none of the state’s 120 counties is in the red zone on the state’s COVID-19 incidence rate map.

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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