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Over 800 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 New Deaths in KY
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - Governor Andy Beshear announced Saturday that eight more people have died from the novel coronavirus and 801 more people have been diagnosed. 

"Today is a tough day in our fight against COVID-19," said Gov. Beshear. "I know we are slowing the growth of this virus in Kentucky, but it's still aggressive. We simply need to do better."

The deaths reported Saturday include a 64-year-old woman from Fulton County; a 56-year-old woman from Kenton County; a 68-year-old man from Bell County; a 93-year-old man from Christian County; a 97-year-old woman, also from Christian County; a 66-year-old woman from Pulaski County; an 82-year-old woman from Clinton County, and a 73-year-old woman from Muhlenberg County.

There have now been at least 34,578 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, and 772 people have died. The positivity rate currently stands at 6.02%.

"Our positivity rate is the highest we've had since we tested the entire Green River Correctional Facility back in May," said Gov. Beshear. "This is the time where we need to buckle down and do what it takes to get this virus under control. Please stay safe and take this seriously," said Gov. Beshear.

For additional information, including up-to-date lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race and ethnicity, click the link below.

On the Net:

Governor's Daily Report page


Published 04:03 PM, Saturday Aug. 08, 2020
Updated 05:00 PM, Sunday Aug. 09, 2020

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