FRANKFORT, KY — Kentucky had 289 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, as well as 17 additional coronavirus-related deaths.
That's according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.
The state's positivity rate for COVID-19 test results is 2.08% as of Thursday.
Currently, 275 Kentuckians are hospitalized with the potentially deadly illness, including 78 in intensive care units and 39 on ventilators.
To date, Kentucky has had 461,717 known COVID-19 cases, including 7,138 deaths.
So far, 2,097,955 Kentuckians have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, which is 47% of the state's population.
On Friday, Kentucky will lift all COVID-19-related capacity limits on businesses. The state's mask mandate will be fully lifted in most settings as well.