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Gov. Beshear provides update on COVID-19

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky continues to hold its progress against COVID-19, but it is too early to relax precautions.

"We have made incredible strides against this evil virus, but we can't let up yet," said Gov. Beshear. "Even Kentuckians who have been vaccinated should continue to mask up, social distance and keep any gatherings small. Team Kentucky, we are so close to getting through this together, but we must remain vigilant and run through the finish line to slow the spread and save as many lives as possible."

Case Information


As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:
  • New cases today: 1,017
  • New deaths today: 18
  • Positivity rate: 6.99%
  • Total deaths: 4,336
  • Currently hospitalized: 934
  • Currently in ICU: 259
  • Currently on ventilator: 128
Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton and Boone. Each county reported at least 40 new cases.


This story was posted on 2021-02-17 15:09:16
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