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Kentucky COVID positivity rate drops for 11th straight day

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Posted at 8:04 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 20:04:11-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The rate of positive COVID-19 tests in Kentucky dropped again Friday, the 11th consecutive daily decline, Gov. Andy Beshear said.

The rate dipped to 8.75%, Beshear said in a news release. He said it “shows that Kentuckians are continuing to make those small sacrifices we’ve been talking about all year in order to protect each other until we get enough vaccines for everyone who wants one.”

The state reported 2,608 new cases Friday and 57 new deaths. The state’s total number of deaths since the pandemic began reached 3,668.

A hotline was added to help residents who don’t have internet access or a computer or who need additional assistance, Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack said. The hotline is available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST Monday through Friday at (855) 598-2246 or TTY (855) 326-4654 for deaf or hard-of-hearing Kentuckians.