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Gov. Beshear reports 2,145 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths

Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.
Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.(WKYT)
Published: Oct. 8, 2021 at 4:13 PM CDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Governor Beshear reported 2,145 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 710,364 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 8.49% positivity rate.

Of Friday’s new cases, 584 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 31 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Friday. That brings the state total to 9,053.

As of Friday, 1,514 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 466 are in the ICU, and 310 are on ventilators.

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