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Gov. Beshear: More than 13K new cases of COVID-19 in Ky. in 4 days

Governor Andy Beshear said on Tuesday Kentucky has recorded more than 13,000 new COVID-19 cases...
Governor Andy Beshear said on Tuesday Kentucky has recorded more than 13,000 new COVID-19 cases in four days.(Governor Andy Beshear)
Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 3:04 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2021 at 4:57 PM CDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KFVS) - Governor Andy Beshear said Kentucky has recorded more than 13,000 new COVID-19 cases in four days.

He gave a Team Kentucky update on Tuesday, September 7.

The governor also reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases in one week, from August 30 to September 5, with 30,680 cases. That topped the previous record-high week reported the week before.

“We continue to see more cases than is safe by any means,” said Governor Beshear. “The bad news is we had the worst week ever last week. Our hospitals continue to be pushed to the brink. If we have one bad week, we can very quickly run out of ICU beds.”

Cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky

The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported 2,567,645 people in the state have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • New Cases Today: 2,356
  • Positivity Rate: 13.74 percent
  • Current Hospitalizations: 2,353
  • Current Intensive Care Admittances: 661
  • Currently on Ventilators: 433

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