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Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

Crystal Staley or Sebastian Kitchen
Office of the Governor
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY  40601

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced nearly 2,000 cases of COVID-19, but said the state’s positivity rate has decreased to 6.89%.

“Overall, our COVID-19 numbers are coming down, which is great news – but we can’t let our guard down when we’re this close to finishing the fight,” said Gov. Beshear.

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 1,993
New deaths today: 28
Positivity rate: 6.89%
Total deaths: 4,401
Currently hospitalized: 923
Currently in ICU: 265
Currently on ventilator: 131

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton and Boone. Each county reported at least 80 new cases. Jefferson County reported 466.

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

More Information
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