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Kentucky posts 6th straight week of declining COVID-19 cases

Kentucky announces new coronavirus cases for Sunday.
Kentucky announces new coronavirus cases for Sunday.(Associated Press)
Published: Feb. 21, 2021 at 3:03 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear announced 979 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky on Sunday. The state’s total now stands at 396,997 cases. The state’s positivity rate is down to 6.72%.

The Governor also reported 21 new deaths Sunday. That brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in Kentucky to 4,447.

Hospitalization rates are also improving. Currently, 902 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kentucky. The state reported 248 patients are in the ICU with 148 people on a ventilator.

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