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Kentucky reports record COVID-19 positivity rate

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Kentucky has reported a record COVID-19 test positivity rate of 14.46%. Gov. Andy Beshear says its clear that the state is now in a surge from Omicron and urged people to get vaccinated.

The variant was confirmed in Kentucky on Dec. 17. The state's previous record positivity rate was 14.16% on Sept. 8, 2021. The state reported 5,530 new coronavirus cases and 21 virus-related deaths Wednesday. A total of 12,118 people have died of the virus in Kentucky.