Kentucky Reports 344 New Covid-19 Cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported more than 340 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday as the state's rate of positive coronavirus cases stayed below 3%.

Thirteen more virus-related deaths were reported, including six deaths discovered through the state’s ongoing audit of deaths from prior months. The state's virus-related death toll surpassed 6,180.

Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, and if they've already done so, he encouraged them to help others get signed up for their "shot of hope."

“This is an all-hands-on-deck effort,” Beshear said in a news release. "We are in a race against harmful COVID-19 variants that could threaten the progress we’ve all sacrificed so much to achieve.”

The state reported 344 new coronavirus cases and said the rate of positive cases was 2.89%.

More than 370 virus patients are hospitalized in Kentucky, including 116 in intensive care units.

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