State positivity rate under 6%, total cases top 400,000

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source: mgn online

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)The state’s COVID positivity rate has declined to 5.9%, the lowest since Oct. 27, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday, noting the total number of cases in the state crossed the 400,000 mark.

“We are getting these vaccines out faster than the federal government can provide them, so there’s a lot of hope moving into the future,” said Beshear. “We are going to defeat this virus this year, but until then, we’ve got to protect each other.”

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

New cases today: 1,306, bringing to 400,307 cases statewide
New deaths today: 51
Positivity rate: 5.9%
Total deaths: 4,527
Currently hospitalized: 883
Currently in ICU: 228
Currently on ventilator: 112

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette and Kenton. Each county reported at least 50 new cases. Jefferson County reported 173.

To see a list of those reported lost to the virus today, click here. The numbers included deaths in Carter, Estill, two in Fayette, two in Floyd, two in Jessamine, Lawrence, Lewis, five in Madison, menifee, Mercer, Pulaski, Robertson, two in Rowan and Shelby counties in the region.

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.