Gov. Beshear reports over 5K new cases, positivity rate dropping
Published: Feb. 16, 2022 at 4:59 PM EST
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear gave an update on COVID-19 cases.
Governor Beshear reported 5,166 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 1,249,266 cases. As of Wednesday, 1,689 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 316 are in the ICU, and 155 are on ventilators.
The governor said the state is seeing a 16.19% positivity rate. Of Wednesday’s new cases, 1,373 are in kids 18 or younger.
There were 32 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Wednesday. That brings the state total to 13,482.
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