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‘It does look like we’ve plateaued’: Governor Andy Beshear holds COVID-19 news conference

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Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 3:30 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear held a COVID-19 briefing on Monday, indicating that the state

You can watch Monday’s news conference below:

In his daily COVID-19 report, the Governor announced 726 new COVID-19 cases across the Commonwealth on Monday, bringing the case total to 762,940.

197 of the new cases were children 18 and younger. The Governor’s office announced that children make up 25-30% of all new COVID-19 cases.

719 Kentuckians remain hospitalized. 191 people remain in the ICU, with 105 on a ventilator.

The state’s positivity rate now sits at 5.73%.

“The top line here is it does look like we’ve plateaued. That’s not a reason to think that there is another surge,” said Gov. Beshear. “It looks like we have plateaued on the positivity rate at about 5.5%. We are still at a very serious level.”

The Governor also announced ten new COVID-19 deaths on Monday, bringing the statewide total to 10,280.

2,611,059 Kentuckians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with 425,401 having received a vaccination booster

66 counties across the state are in the red zone on the state’s COVID-19 incidence rate map. Powell County now leads the state with an incidence rate of 82.1 per 100,000 people.

If you have any questions about the coronavirus in Kentucky, call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

You can also find more information, including how to protect your family, by visiting Kentucky’s official COVID-19 website: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

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