Gov. Beshear reports 972 new COVID-19 cases; 2.99% positivity rate

Gov. Beshear reports 972 new COVID-19 cases; 2.99% positivity rate
Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday reported 13 more deaths from the coronavirus across Kentucky on April 1. (Source: Facebook: Gov. Andy Beshear)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 972 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the state total to 427,842 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 2.99 percent positivity rate. Of Thursday new cases, 175 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 13 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday, as well as five additional audit deaths. That brings the state total to 6,108.

As of Thursday, 411 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 92 are in the ICU, and 45 are on ventilators. At least 49,767 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

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