State’s COVID positivity rate below 1.8%, cases numbers in low 200s


FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) –  The state’s COVID positivity rate dropped to 1.79% Friday, continuing a steady decline after three weeks of stagnating just above 2%.

The governor also reminded Kentuckians of the Wednesday, June 30 deadline to register for the first #ShotataMillion vaccination drawing at

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The state’s COVID positivity rate was 1.95% Monday and 1.85% in Wednesday’s and Thursday’s report.

Additionally, the number of new cases was 218 Friday with 39 of those in people 18 or under.

The state still has no ‘red’ counties and now has six — up from 4 Thursday — in the ‘orange’ category. Most counties are still in yellow although the number in “green’ continues to grow.

The state reported four new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky’s total death toll since the pandemic to 7,204.

Of the total cases, the state said 196 people were in the hospital, the same as Thursday, 54 are in ICU, down one from Thursday, and 29 are still on a ventilator, down three from Thursday.

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