Ky. COVID-19 cases dip, hospitalizations still up

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Kentucky's COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 9% this week, following a comment by Gov. Andy Beshear last week the rate what food was in its highest in more than two months.

As of Tuesday, the state's overall positivity rate was 8.79%. There have been 2,559 new positive cases reported, following a lot more than 4,000 combined between Saturday and Monday.

Beshear said the fir,089 case number reported Monday was lower than conventional on that day of the week. He explained it might happen to be due to reporting delays in a few areas following the deadly weekend tornadoes in Western Kentucky.

And although Kentucky's COVID-19 cases have dropped slightly, hospital stays are still trending up.

\”I do not have hospitals sounding the alarm yet, but most people are watching this very, closely,\” Beshear said during the briefing.

There were 2,559 new cases reported Tuesday in Kentucky, using more than 650 those ages 5 to 17.

Around 2.7 million Kentuckians have obtained a minimum of their first shot of the vaccine – nearly 210,000 of them were kids 12 to 17.

Jefferson County remains one of the most than 100 Kentucky counties in the red for COVID-19 spread with 38.5 cases per 100,000 residents. Anything 25 or over is considered red.

The Indiana Department of Health reported Tuesday 4,732 new cases and 87 new deaths. Of those, 67 cases were reported in Clark County and 54 cases in Floyd County, that also had one reported death due to the coronavirus.

The state's positivity rate for all tests between Dec. 2 and eight is 14.1%. Around 33% of the state's hospitalizations are COVID-related.



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