COVID-19 Ky. | 3,053 new cases, 22 additional deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on COVID-19 in Kentucky.
Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on COVID-19 in Kentucky.(Governor Andy Beshear/Facebook)
Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 4:43 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WSAZ) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday announced 3,053 new COVID-19 cases and 22 more deaths.

He said it was the fourth highest Tuesday for new cases since the pandemic started.

Tuesday’s positivity rate was 12.23 percent.

Beshear said Pike County, at 70 new cases, was among counties with the most case increases.

The governor also referred to recent events of “intimidation and hate,” including a push from some to impeach him, as well as threats toward him and other state leaders.

“We cannot as a government lift these folks up,” he said.

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