Gov. Beshear reports COVID positivity rate below 7%, again

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source: mgn online

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Governor Andy Beshear reported on Saturday that the COVID-19 positivity rate is 6.87 percent.

There were 769 new cases. Currently 1,059 Kentuckians are hospitalized. 266 people are in the ICU and 143 on ventilators, according to the Governors office.

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19 new deaths were reported. This brings the total of deaths to 4,272.

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