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Beshear's Tuesday COVID-19 Update
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - Governor Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on the state's continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus.

"We are at war with this virus. It has come to take the lives of our people, it has tried to turn everything about our lives upside down, and it's our job to fight back," said Beshear. "This is a war fought by every single one of us. Every single individual's actions matter." 

Beshear announced 532 new cases of the virus; he said this number is out of 10,325 tests. The cumulative total number of cases in the state is  currently 28,126. Twenty-one of the newly reported cases were children ages five and younger. One of those children is a seven-month old boy from Graves County.

"Today's update gives us hope that we may be seeing a new plateau or stabilization, although it is too early to come to that conclusion," Beshear said. "It's also the first time the positivity rate has gone down in four days. My hope is that the facial covering requirement is starting to kick in and help."

Beshear reported 10 new deaths Tuesday, including a 37-year-old man in Lyon County. He said he believed the man was an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary. The total number of deaths now stands at 719 people.

At least 7,470 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

Published 05:07 PM, Tuesday Jul. 28, 2020
Updated 12:42 PM, Wednesday Jul. 29, 2020

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