Kentucky reports more than 1,000 coronavirus cases, 34 deaths

Published 5:51 pm Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Kentucky reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases and 34 more virus-related deaths Wednesday but said the rate of positive tests continued to decline.

The statewide positivity rate dropped to 3.93%, Gov. Andy Beshear said.

“We still have far too many deaths reported today … but I’m happy to see our positivity rate continue to decrease,” Beshear said in a news release. “This shows we’re stepping up to do what it takes to protect each other until we cross the finish line.”

Kentucky achieved its highest vaccination total yet in the past week when 127,110 people were inoculated against COVID-19.

The state reported 1,010 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. The 34 reported deaths raised the state’s death toll from the virus to at least 4,884.

More than 520 virus patients are hospitalized in Kentucky, including 138 in intensive care units, the state said.