State’s positivity rate below 7%, lowest since Nov. 6

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)The state’s positivity rate declined again to 6.95%, the lowest rate since Nov. 6.

“It looks like we’re going to have fewer cases than last week which would give us five straight weeks of declining cases. The positivity rate also continues to decline,” said Gov. Andy Beshear during an Friday afternoon update. “This says you’re doing the right things and we’re headed in the right direction. But even if you’ve been vaccinated, we have to continue to wear masks and social distance until we can defeat this thing once and for all.”

As of 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, the state reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 1,440
New deaths today: 42
Positivity rate: 6.95%
Total deaths: 4,253
Currently hospitalized: 1,063
Currently in ICU: 277
Currently on ventilator: 154

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Kenton, Boone and Fayette. Each county reported at least 80 new cases.

To see a list of those reported lost to the virus today, click here.

The administration continues to listen and work to address vaccine equity. Thursday, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced new community partnerships that aim to help remove vaccine barriers.

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 kycovid19.ky.gov.

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