State COVID positivity rate back down to 3%, less than 600 new cases

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The state’s podsitivity rate hit 3% Friday, the lowest it’s been in more than two weeks.

That comes as the state comes within 600,000 of 2.5 million vaccines and the state announced the end of all restrictions is within 30 days.

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On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,902,701 unique persons in Kentucky have been vaccinated. The Governor also reported 558 new cases of #COVID19 and a positivity rate of 3%. For more on Friday’s report visit KyCovid19.Ky.gov.

Woodford County has the highest percentage of vaccinated residents at 56%, Franklin has 55%, Fayette has 53% and Scott has 46%. Two of the lowest vaccination percentages also are near the region with 18% in Spencer and 20% in Lewis.

As of 4 p.m. Friday, May 14, the state reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 558
Positivity rate: 3%, down from 3.04% Thursday

Deaths: 6

Total Deaths: 6,643

New cases under 18: 99, down from 151 Thursday

Hospitalized: 402, down 9 from Thursday

In ICU: 113, down 4 from Thursday

On Ventilator: 46, down one from Thursday

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).

For detailed information on COVID-19 vaccinations and more, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.