Kentucky COVID

FRANKFORT, KY — Kentucky reported 690 new COVID-19 cases Friday, and the state's positivity rate for COVID-19 test results has crept back up above 3%.

In an update shared via social media, Gov. Andy Beshear said the state's positivity rate is 3.08% Friday. 

The state announced three new coronavirus-related deaths reported by health departments, as well as 18 additional deaths reported through the state's audit of death certificates listing COVID-19 as the cause of death. 

Currently, 393 Kentuckians are hospitalized with the illness, including 89 in intensive care units and 66 on ventilators. 

To date, Kentucky has had 428,527 known COVID-19 cases, including 6,129 deaths. 

Regarding the fight to end the pandemic, Beshear announced 1.4 million Kentuckians have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus so far. 

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