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Beshear Reports 22 New COVID-19 Deaths Thursday
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday reported the largest single-day COVID-19 death toll in the commonwealth since the pandemic began.

As of Thursday afternoon, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 54,772 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 805 of which were newly reported. One hundred twenty-two of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 19 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 3-month-old from Fayette County.

Beshear reported 22 new deaths, raising the total to 1,035 Kentuckians lost to the virus. 

The positivity rate in the commonwealth currently stands at 4.14%.

Beshear said health experts say mask mandates and social distancing should continue to be observed to help prevent spreading the virus. He also advised Kentuckians to limit gatherings to 10 people or less and wash their hands frequently to limit the spread.

Published 02:32 PM, Thursday Sep. 10, 2020
Updated 09:04 AM, Friday Sep. 11, 2020

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