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Governor: 731 new cases Friday, 3.40% positivity

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 731 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky and a positivity rate of 3.40%.

"With now more than 1 million Kentuckians being vaccinated, our shot of hope has proven to be our shot of certainty for ending this pandemic," Gov. Beshear said. "We still need everyone to continue to mask up, practice social distancing, wash your hands and get vaccinated when it's your turn."

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


  • New cases today: 731
  • New deaths today: 25
  • New deaths from audit: 166
  • Positivity rate: 3.40%
  • Total deaths: 5,695
  • Currently hospitalized: 463
  • Currently in ICU: 101
  • Currently on ventilator: 60
Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Daviess and Hardin. Each county reported at least 23 new cases. Jefferson County reported 135 new cases.


This story was posted on 2021-03-20 06:06:10
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