State’s positivity rate at 5.5%, mask mandate extended 30 more days

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has decreased to 5.52%.

“I hope all of our Kentucky families have a great, safe weekend,” said Beshear. “We’re still not out of the woods with this horrible virus, but every week, we’re taking another step forward in our fight against it.”

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As of 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 1,180
New deaths today: 30
Positivity rate: 5.52%
Total deaths: 4,600
Currently hospitalized: 818
Currently in ICU: 218
Currently on ventilator: 105

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton and Boone. Each county reported at least 45 new cases. Jefferson County reported 216.

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

The Governor also renewed his executive order requiring face coverings for another 30 days.

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.