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Beshear releases second-highest report of COVID cases since beginning of pandemic

Gov. Beshear gives a COVID-19 update
Gov. Beshear gives a COVID-19 update(Governor Andy Beshear)
Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 4:56 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 5,457 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the second-highest total so far, bringing the state total to 587,414 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 13.29% positivity rate. Of Thursday’s new cases, 1,774 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 45 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Thursday. That brings the state total to 7,821.

As of Thursday, 2,315 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 620 are in the ICU, and 408 are on ventilators.

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