Ky. reports 4,560 new COVID-19 cases, 47 additional deaths deaths

Ky. reports 4,560 new COVID-19 cases, 47 additional deaths deaths
Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s fourth-highest report of new COVID-19 cases and third-highest report of new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday. (Source: AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

KENTUCKY (KFVS) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s fourth-highest report of new COVID-19 cases and third-highest report of new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.

“We’re going to pass 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in the commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “That is tragic. We can stop this. We need to wear masks. We need to follow the rules and restrictions, and now is not the time to pull away the authority that keeps us safe. That allows us to be fluid and flexible with a virus that appears to be mutating and spreading more aggressively.”

Case Information

As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases: 4,560

New deaths: 47

Positivity rate: 12.29 percent

Total deaths: 2,991

Currently hospitalized: 1,702

Currently in ICU: 403

Currently on ventilator: 225

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