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Beshear reports highest single-day COVID-19 case total in months, positivity rate over 10%

Governor Andy Beshear holds a news conference to give an update on the COVID-19 situation in...
Governor Andy Beshear holds a news conference to give an update on the COVID-19 situation in Kentucky.(WKYT)
Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 5:02 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 2,583 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 490,399 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 10.08% positivity rate. Of Wednesday new cases, 512 are in kids 18 or younger.

The governor says Wednesday’s case total is the highest since Feb. 3.

There were 10 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Wednesday. That brings the state total to 7,362.

As of Wednesday, 889 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 275 are in the ICU, and 100 are on ventilators.

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