Gov. Beshear: 544 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths reported Saturday

KY COVID-19 Update
KY COVID-19 Update(AP)
Updated: May. 8, 2021 at 5:05 PM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases Saturday.

The governor says 1,859,277 Kentuckians have gotten at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Governor Beshear reported 544 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the state total to 448,757 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 3.32 percent positivity rate. Of Saturday’s new cases, 109 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 18 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Saturday, as well as one additional audit death. That brings the state total to 6,579.

As of Saturday, 417 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 107 are in the ICU, and 49 are on ventilators.

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