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Gov. Beshear Provides Update COVID-19

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

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has decreased to 5.52%.

“I hope all of our Kentucky families have a great, safe weekend,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’re still not out of the woods with this horrible virus, but every week, we’re taking another step forward in our fight against it.”

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 1,180
New deaths today: 30
Positivity rate: 5.52%
Total deaths: 4,600
Currently hospitalized: 818
Currently in ICU: 218
Currently on ventilator: 105

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton and Boone. Each county reported at least 45 new cases. Jefferson County reported 216.

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

The Governor also renewed his executive order requiring face coverings for another 30 days.

More Information
To view the full daily report, incidence rate map, information on testing locations, vaccines, contact tracing, school reports and guidance, guidance for health care providers and the White House Coronavirus Task Force reports for Kentucky and more, visit



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