State positivity rate, other numbers continue to fall

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – While the overall numbers continue to improve, Kentucky crossed the grim milestone of 4,000 deaths, the governor reported Saturday.

On Saturday, Beshear reported 1,998 new COVID-19 cases and a positivity rate of 8.07%. The new cases brought the number of total cases 11 months since the first one was reported to 376,262.

The 49 deaths reported Saturday brought the total lost to coronavirus-related causes to 4,020. Of those, 2,296 have been in long-term care facilities while only 44,156 of the ttal cases have been linked to those facilities.

As of 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 1,998
New deaths today: 49
Positivity rate: 8.07%
Total deaths: 4,020
Currently hospitalized: 1,294, down 24 from Friday
Currently in ICU: 318, down 12 from Friday
Currently on ventilator: 164, down three from Friday

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

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