Kentucky’s positivity rate highest since May, Beshear says

Kentucky’s positivity rate highest since May, Beshear says
A COVID-19 testing site in Covington. (Source: WXIX)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX19) - Kentucky reported 2,085 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday and 21 new virus-related deaths.

The state’s 12.35 percent positivity rate, based off a rolling seven-day average, is among the highest since May, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.

Hospitalizations have remained steady through Kentucky’s post-holiday case surge, though hospitalization data often lags virus onset by weeks.

Currently 1,709 Kentuckians are hospitalized with COVID-19, 381 are in ICUs and 207 are on ventilators.

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