Kentucky rate of positive COVID cases declines again

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UK administered its first round of Covid-19 vaccine on December 15, 2020. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Friday, Governor Andy Beshear announced 744 new COVID-19 cases and a 2.79% positivity rate.

“It’s encouraging to see our positivity rate decrease again, but we need to work even harder to make sure our weekly case numbers start decreasing again as well,” said Governor Beshear. “Every Kentuckian 16 and older should get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. It’s fast, it’s safe, it’s easy and you could save a life by doing so, maybe even your own life.”

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Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Friday, April 9, Governor Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 744
New deaths today: 4
New audit deaths: 5
Positivity rate: 2.79%
Total deaths: 6,223
Currently hospitalized: 382
Currently in ICU: 106
Currently on ventilator: 60

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Christian and Kenton. Each county reported at least 21 new cases.

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

More Information
To see all vaccination sites and free transportation options to and from vaccination appointments, visit vaccine.ky.gov. To see a list of vaccination sites that have openings this week, visit vaccinemap.ky.gov. If Kentuckians have questions, they should call the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, 855-598-2246 or TTY 855-326-4654 (for deaf or hard-of-hearing Kentuckians).

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.