UPDATE: Positivity rate remains below 12%, new COVID cases, other numbers down

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MONDAY UPDATE, POSTED 3:45 P.M. JAN. 18, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,998 new COVID-19 cases, the fourth straight day of slightly lower numbers.

The positivity rate also was down again but state officials say it’s too early to declare the state’s COPVID surge has stabilized.

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The 1,998 cases pushed the state’s total to 328.668. The positivity rate was 11.64 percent, up slightly from 11.49 percent Sunday but down from 11.74% Saturday, the third straight day below 12%.

For the first time in weeks, the state reported one ‘green’ county – Robertson — and two others in orange while all the rest remain red.

The state also reported 40 more deaths, bringing the total lost to virus-related causes to 3,167.

A total of 1,587 people are in the hospital, 397 are in ICU ad 208 are on ventilators, all down slightly from numbers reported Sunday.

Click for Monday’s report or visit KyCovid19.Ky.gov.

SUNDAY UPDATE, POSTED SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 2,362 new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth. The positivity rate fell to 11.49 percent, from above 11.74% Saturday, the second straight day below 12%.

The state now has reported 326,275 cases.

The state also reported 34 more deaths, bringing the total lost to virus-related causes to 3,127.

The 23,050 cases reported this week was 3,700 below the previous week.

A total of 1,602 people are in the hospital, 410 are i ICU ad 212 are on ventilators, all high numbers that suggest the surge has not yet ended.

Click for Sunday’s report or visit KyCovid19.Ky.gov.

WEEKEND UPDATE, POSTED SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Saturday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 3,096 new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth, and a decreased positivity rate of 11.74%.

The state now has reported 324,325 cases.

The state also reported 32 more deaths, bringing the total lost to virus-related causes to 3,093.

For more on today’s report visit KyCovid19.Ky.gov.

FRIDAY STORY, POSTED 6 p.m. JAN. 15, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)The state’s coronavirus numbers remain high, although the positivity rate dipped slightly Friday.

“These case numbers are still far too high, but there is hopeful news today, too. We are on track as we ramp up to meet our goal of administering 90% of all vaccine received within seven days of arrival,” said Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday in an afternoon statement. “In fact, last week we administered more doses of vaccine than we received.”

The governor said 325,625 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received in Kentucky and 190,547 doses have been administered. Of those doses, 31,158 have been administered to long-term care facility residents and staff.

As of 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 3,955
New deaths today: 19
Positivity rate: 12.09%
Total deaths: 3,061
Currently hospitalized: 1,644
Currently in ICU: 392
Currently on ventilator: 203

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Oldham, Fayette, Kenton and Boone. Each of these counties reported 160 or more new cases; Jefferson County alone reported 584.

To see a list of those reported lost to the virus today, click here.

To view the full daily reportincidence rate map, information on testing locationsvaccinescontact tracingschool reports and guidanceguidance for health care providers and the White House Coronavirus Task Force reports for Kentucky and more, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.