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Governor Andy Beshear announces more COVID records for Kentucky

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 2:41 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - During his healthcare investment announcement on Wednesday, Governor Andy Beshear also shared new records in Kentucky’s COVID report.

He announced 11,232 new cases and a 27.39% positivity rate. Both are the highest they have been since the pandemic began.

“Unfortunately, they are a new record,” said Beshear. “Certainly not in a good way.”

The Governor also announced 21 new deaths on Wednesday.

2,828 of the new cases were children 18 and younger. 2,011 Kentuckians remain hospitalized. 454 people remain in the ICU, with 243 on a ventilator.

Jefferson County leads the state with an incidence rate of 259.9.

All 120 counties across the state are 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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