Ky. adds 440 new COVID cases, 19 deaths

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear reported 440 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, and the positivity rate continues to drop in the state.

The positivity rate is now at 2.40 percent—there are currently 349 Kentuckians in the hospital with COVID-19, 119 in the ICU and 50 on a ventilator.  The governor also reported 19 new COVID-19 related deaths, three of which were identified in the ongoing audit of the state reporting system.  That puts the death toll in the Commonwealth at 6,744.

Christian and Trigg County remain ‘yellow’ on the state incidence rate map, and Todd County is labelled as ‘orange’.