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Beshear: It's Time For Better Compliance
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - Governor Beshear on Thursday updated Kentuckians on the fight against the novel coronavirus in the commonwealth, saying that the numbers are not moving in the right direction.

"Today's COVID report is not good news," Beshear said. "We keep reiterating that we have to do better, and we have to wear masks, and we keep seeing high numbers that highlight how important that is."

As of Thursday afternoon, Beshear said there were at least 84,195 cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky, 1,260 of which were newly reported. Of the new cases, 168 were children ages 18 and younger.

Beshear reported 20 new deaths, raising the total to 1,296 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The new deaths include a 71-year-old woman from Christian County.

"It's time for example. It's time for better compliance. It's time to realize that this is getting worse, and not better. With fall here, and winter coming, this is the time we either succeed or we begin to fail," continued Beshear.

The positivity rate currently stands at 4.94%, which Beshear says is the highest it has been in four weeks.

Published 06:57 PM, Thursday Oct. 15, 2020
Updated 07:36 PM, Thursday Oct. 15, 2020

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