FRANKFORT, KY — The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported 2,728 new COVID-19 cases across the state Tuesday, including 634 teens and …
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The governor warned that cases and hospitalizations are also on the rise. Over the past three days, 4,895 new COVID-19 cases were reported.
The new cases KDPH reported Tuesday include 317 children and teens ages 18 and younger. In a social media post, Gov. Andy Beshear said the newly reported deaths include a Kentuckian who was just 41 years old.
The state's positivity rate for COVID-19 test results continued to decline Tuesday, coming in at 5.66% — a slight decrease from Monday's report of 5.84%.
The state's overall COVID-19 incidence rate remains high, with 30.25 average daily cases per 100,000 population over the past seven days.
The COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14.04% as of Thursday, and all but two counties are in the red zone.
The state also broke its record once again for the number of Kentuckians hospitalized with the potentially deadly illness.
"The safety of the children is our priority, and even though it's not fun, it's what needs to be done," the child care program's coordinator says. "It's proven to be successful here at the center."
The health department reported 105 cases Thursday, 146 Wednesday, 181 Tuesday and 103 Monday.
KDPH announced 65 additional virus-related deaths Wednesday. The report is a marked increase from the 17 deaths reported on Monday and another 17 reported on Tuesday.