Gov. Beshear reports 287 new COVID-19 cases; 2.79% positivity rate

Gov. Andy Beshear reported there were 10 COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, May 5. That...
Gov. Andy Beshear reported there were 10 COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, May 5. That brings the state total to 6,542.(Office of Governor Andy Beshear)
Published: May. 16, 2021 at 5:21 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE) - Kentucky governor Andy Beshear announced Sunday the commonwealth’s positivity rate has once again dropped compared to previous days.

Positivity rate on Sunday based on a seven-day rolling average is now 2.79 percent, according to the governor’s update.

Beshear also confirmed so far, 1,916,501 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID vaccine.

The update included the top five counties by vaccination rate as of Sunday:

  • Woodford - 57%
  • Franklin - 56%
  • Fayette - 54%
  • Scott - 47%
  • Campbell- 46%

An additional 287 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Kentucky Sunday. The total number of cases since the pandemic began is now 452,537.

Eight additional deaths due to COVID-19 were also confirmed from the state health department. Total deaths in the commonwealth due to the virus is now 6,656.

Other information provided in Sunday’s update includes:

  • Patients currently hospitalized : 381
  • Patients currently in ICU : 112
  • Patients currently on a ventilator : 53

Due to limited reporting, additional information will be provided in Monday’s update.

For additional information on positive cases and breakdowns on county, race and ethnicity, visit the Team Kentucky COVID-19 website.

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