Kentucky COVID

FRANKFORT, KY — The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported 4,941 new COVID-19 cases across the state Wednesday. Gov. Andy Beshear says that's the third highest one-day report so far. 

KDPH reports that 1,560 of those cases are kids and teens age 18 and younger. 

Twelve additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported Wednesday as well. 

To date, Kentucky has had 581,982 known COVID-19 cases, including 7,776 deaths. 

The state's positivity rate for COVID-19 test results is now 13.35%. The incidence rate remains high at 89.02 average daily cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days. 

Only two counties across the state are out of the COVID-19 red zone on Wednesday: Carlisle and Woodford. However, both counties are close to the red zone threshold. That means COVID-19 is spreading at a high or substantial rate in the entire state. 

Currently, 2,267 Kentuckians are hospitalized with the potentially deadly illness, including 644 in intensive care units and 410 on ventilators. 

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In Kentucky and across the nation, most people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated. 

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Click here to view Kentucky's COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard. 

Click here for more information about the available COVID-19 vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.