On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear reported 3,053 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Kentucky over the previous 24 hours.
The new cases increase the state’s COVID-19 victim count to 308,729 (about one case per 14.3 Kentucky residents).
Counties reporting the most new cases on Tuesday include Jefferson (368), Madison (142), Kenton (138), Fayette (138), Boone (94), Warren (90), and Pulaski (84).
Officials reported 22 new deaths on Tuesday, raising the commonwealth’s death toll to 2,944 (one percent fatality rate). Kentucky has now had 172 COVID-19-related deaths over the last seven days (24.6 per day), and 1,036 deaths over the last 43 days (24.1 per day).
The rolling seven-day positivity rate fell slightly from 12.35 percent on Monday to 12.23 percent on Tuesday.
Hospitalizations increased by 24 patients to 1,733, while intensive care patients rose by 19 people to 397. Victims on ventilators decreased by two patients to 207.
Since the onset of the pandemic, 14,738 (4.8 percent) people have been hospitalized, with 3,256 (1.1 percent) patients treated in intensive care.
At least 39,200 (12.7 percent) Kentuckians have recovered from the virus, and nearly 3.66 million COVID-19 tests have been administered in the state.
By Ken Howlett, News Director
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