Kentucky positivity rate falls to 11.47%; 32 deaths reported

Published 6:03 pm Saturday, January 16, 2021

By Mark Maynard

Kentucky Today

Kentucky reported 3,096 new COVID-19 cases – more than a thousand less than last Saturday – and 32 more deaths connected to the coronavirus.

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Some good news: The positivity rate fell below 12% for the first time in more than week with Saturday’s coming in at 11.47%.

The 32 deaths bring the total to 3,093 since the coronavirus started last March. There were 1,631 Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19 with 408 in intensive care and 214 on a ventilator.

Kentucky has seen 324,325 cases of the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

To view the full daily COVID-19 report for Kentucky, which includes such information as the red zone counties and red zone recommendations, testing locations, the weekly White House Coronavirus Task Force reports for Kentucky, details on school reopening, executive orders, vaccine distribution, and other information on the state’s pandemic response, go to

A weekend report will be made available Sunday and Monday before the governor returns to in-person briefing on Tuesday.