Kentucky reports 4,030 new coronavirus cases, 24 deaths


FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Kentucky reported 4,030 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and 24 more coronavirus-related deaths. 

The state's test positivity rate sits at 13.45%, down from 13.7% on Monday.

Kentucky ranks behind only to Tennessee for its daily rate of new cases per capita, according to a New York Times database that follows coronavirus metrics throughout the country.

Kentucky has averaged 118 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days, according to the database. Four of the top 10 counties nationwide reporting the highest number of new cases per capita are from Kentucky.

There have been 634,298 total coronavirus cases and 8,095 related deaths in Kentucky since the start of the pandemic.

There were 2,514 Kentuckians hospitalized with the virus Tuesday, including 666 in intensive care units and 428 on ventilators.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 2,623,258 Kentuckians had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.


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