Ky. reports 15,305 new cases of COVID-19, positivity rate at 33%

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Kentucky reported 15,305 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Of the new cases, 3,428 include people under the age of 18.

The state’s positivity rate is now 33.00%. There were also 23 new deaths reported, bringing the state’s death toll to 12,786.

Currently, there are 2,397 people hospitalized with COVID-19 including 452 in intensive care and 272 on ventilators.

the FDA shared how to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Wash your hands often with plain soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around other people
  • Avoid crowds and practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet apart)

The CDC recommends anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of their vaccination status or previous infection. Kentuckians can find a test near them by visiting govstatus.egov.com/ky-get-COVID-tested.

The CDC also recommends moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. People looking for a booster or vaccine can visit vaccines.gov/search to find a location. Edited

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