Positivity rate, other key state COVID numbers continue decline

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source: mgn online

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The state’s coronavirus positivity rate has decreased again to 7.5%.

“We are still seeing far too many deaths, but this decreased positivity rate is a really hopeful leading indicator,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “We have come so far in our fight against this virus – now, we need to hang on until we reach the finish line.”

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As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 1,914
New deaths today: 49
Positivity rate: 7.5%
Total deaths: 4,175
Currently hospitalized: 1,191
Currently in ICU: 336
Currently on ventilator: 169

The case numbers, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator numbers alsoo continue a slow decline that started five weeks ago.

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette and Kenton. Each of these counties reported 74 or more new cases; Jefferson County alone reported 244. 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.