Beshear Reports 973 New Cases of COVID-19
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - During Governor Andy Beshear's Saturday update, he provided the latest COVID-19 case information from across the state.

"Folks, right now we are on pace to have the single highest week in terms of positive cases that we've ever had," said Gov. Beshear. "We simply have to do better. Please wear a mask. Sadly, sometimes I'm seeing less of these out there than more. This will save lives."

Beshear reported 973 new cases of the virus, raising the total to 66,036. He noted that 132 of the new cases were children age 18 and younger.

He added, "We've already lost more than 200,000 Americans. Do your part as Team Kentucky, do your patriotic duty – mask up, Kentucky. It may save the life of someone you know."

There were five new deaths Saturday, raising the total number of lives lost to 1,154. The new deaths include an 86-year-old woman from Christian County.

Kentucky's positivity rate currently stands at 4.42 percent.

Published 03:52 PM, Saturday Sep. 26, 2020
Updated 03:04 PM, Sunday Sep. 27, 2020



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