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FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – Gov. Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

Beshear reported 2,582 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 825,692 cases. The governor says the state is seeing an 8.94% positivity rate. Of Friday’s new cases, 617 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 35 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Friday. That brings the state total to 11,754.

There are currently 1,255 Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19, 329 in the ICU, and 195 on a ventilator.