2,898 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky on Wednesday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – On Wednesday, Governor Andy Beshear announced that 2,898 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After removing duplicates, the 2,898 new cases brings the Kentucky COVID-19 total to 230,693.

Monday’s positivity rate was 8.57%.

Government Beshear also announced 23 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the number of coronavirus-related deaths in Kentucky to 2,262.

As of Wednesday, 1,793 Kentuckians have been hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 460 of them in the ICU and 239 on a ventilator. At least 32,402 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19.

Gov. Andy Beshear also announced that all 11 health facilities included in the initial rollout of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines in Kentucky have confirmed receipt.

“This is a very exciting time. With these life-saving vaccines now being delivered to our frontline workers, the beginning of the end of the coronavirus crisis is in sight, ”said Gov. Beshear in a press release. “We also continue to see fewer cases week after week, with the current number lower than last Wednesday. This is all great news, but it will take time for these modern medical miracles to be available to everyone. Until then, we need everyone on Team Kentucky to be patient and watchful. Continue masking, keep a social distance, avoid unnecessary travel and crowds, and practice proper hand washing. “