Beshear reports record-high COVID cases, positivity rate

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Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 4:58 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Beshear reported 11,096 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 915,881 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 24.45% positivity rate. Of Friday’s new cases, 1,878 are in kids 18 or younger.

Both the new number of cases and positivity rate are record highs.

There were 39 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Friday. That brings the state total to 12,358.

There are currently 1,856 Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19, 423 in the ICU and 223 on a ventilator.

The governor released this statement on social media on COVID and snow response:

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