State’s positivity rate rises, now at 1.99%

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Source: Governor Andy Beshear/Twitter

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) –  The state’s COVID positivity rate continued its slow rise back toward 2% Thursday.

According to the state’s Thursday COVID report, the rate was 1.99%, up from 1.92% Wednesday.

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The state still has no ‘red’ counties and now has eight in the ‘orange’ category, up from six Wednesday. That’s up from a low of four last week.

Most counties are still in yellow although the number in “green’ continues to grow.

The state reported three new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky’s total death toll since the pandemic to 7,223.

The full vaccination and COVID-19 report are updated on KyCovid19.Ky.gov .