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Gov. Andy Beshear: COVID-19 numbers are going down across the board, work still to be done

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 4:06 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear announced 1,729 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky on Monday.

420 of Wednesday’s new cases were children 18 and younger. 2,045 Kentuckians remain hospitalized. 617 people remain in the ICU, with 399 on a ventilator.

The state’s positivity rate is now 10.55%.

The Governor also announced 19 COVID-19 deaths, bringing the death toll to 8,579.

As of Monday, 116 counties across the state are in the red zone on the state’s COVID-19 incidence rate map, including all but one county in the mountains. Magoffin County leads the state with an incidence rate of 168 per 100,000 people.

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

Beshear also held a COVID-19 update on Monday.

The Governor announced all across the board, numbers have gone down, but that this does not mean to let up on precautions.

He said, though they are going down, they are still too high.

“[It is a] good sign the numbers are going down,” said Beshear. “We do need to go down a lot faster, though.”

The state remains at 60% of all Kentuckians having received a vaccination. The 65-years-old and up age group has passed 92% vaccinated.

Beshear also announced that monoclonal antibody subcutaneous injection teams will be coming to Kentucky over the next few weeks. In total, four hospitals and several primary care centers will get a team of two to four people to assist with administering injections.

You can watch the livestream below.

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