Numerous COVID statistics increase in Tuesday’s daily report

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – As questions continue to be raised about wearing masks and the severity of the Delta variant, Kentucky’s COVID statistics show a persistent increase in various areas.

The number of counties in the ‘red’ category for high incidence rates continues to increase as it goes from 23 to 28.

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In Tuesday’s daily report, the state listed 1,273 new cases. The numbers brought the total number of cases in the state to 477,882.

The positivity rate crossed another percentage point to 8.11%, an increase from 7.89% on Monday.

Of the new cases, 251 are in people 18 and younger.

The state reported four new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky’s total death toll since the pandemic to 7,323.

The state reported 520 people hospitalized, up from 486 on Monday; 175 in ICU, an increase from Monday’s 159; and 83 people on a ventilator, a jump from 71 on Monday.

Source: Governor Andy Beshear/Facebook