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Gov. Beshear provides Tuesday update on COVID-19

In News, State by OC Monitor Staff

FRANKFORT, Ky. — On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 344 new COVID-19 cases and a 2.89% positivity rate.

“If you haven’t gotten your COVID-19 vaccine yet, look at our list of where you can get your shot of hope this week, at vaccinemap.ky.gov,” said Gov. Beshear. “If you’ve already been vaccinated, reach out to one friend or family member who is still trying to get signed up and see if you can help them. This is an all-hands-on-deck effort. We are in a race against harmful COVID-19 variants that could threaten the progress we’ve all sacrificed so much to achieve.”

Case Information

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 344
New deaths today: 7
New audit deaths: 6
Positivity rate: 2.89%
Total deaths: 6,184
Currently hospitalized: 376
Currently in ICU: 116
Currently on ventilator: 57

Top counties with the most positive cases today are Jefferson, Christian, Scott and Carter. Each county reported at least 16 new cases.

To see a list of those reported lost to the virus today, click here.

More Information

To see all vaccination sites and free transportation options to and from vaccination appointments, visit vaccine.ky.gov. To see a list of vaccination sites that have openings this week, visit vaccinemap.ky.gov. If Kentuckians have questions, they should call the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, 855-598-2246 or TTY 855-326-4654 (for deaf or hard-of-hearing Kentuckians).

To view the full daily report, incidence rate map, information on testing locations, vaccines, contact tracing, school reports and guidance, guidance for health care providers and the White House Coronavirus Task Force reports for Kentucky and more, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

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