Kentucky Reports 1,493 New Covid-19 Cases, 25 Virus Deaths

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported nearly 1,500 new COVID-19 cases and 25 more virus-related deaths on Tuesday, while the statewide rate of residents testing positive for the virus continued to drop.

The number of coronavirus patients hospitalized in Kentucky fell below 900.

Gov. Andy Beshear, in a report on social media, announced 1,493 new COVID-19 cases across Kentucky and said the positivity rate declined to 5.66%.

The 25 deaths announced Tuesday raised the state's virus-related death toll to at least 9,665.

The state reported that 893 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Kentucky, with 266 of them in intensive care units and 148 on ventilators.

Last week, Kentucky reported its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in 11 weeks as many key benchmarks continued dropping in the fight against the virus, Beshear said Monday.

Since March 1, coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Kentucky have overwhelmingly been among people who were unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated.

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